COLUMBIA, SC - The United Way of South Carolina is asking for volunteers statewide to help flooding victims by gathering cleaning supplies for "flood buckets."
The flood buckets consist of a five gallon bucket filled with products like sponges, scrub brushes, heavy duty gloves, utility knives, mold control spray, bleach, and disinfectant.
The S.C. Baptist Convention Relief Center developed a list of specific items needed and ask that volunteers not add or substitute any of the items. Click here to view the full list complete with SKU codes from Home Depot.
To find out where to drop off the buckets, call the S.C. Baptist Convention Relief Center at (803) 227-6031. Volunteers can register to help by visiting getconnected.uwasc.org/drm.
Volunteers are asked to deliver filled buckets by Oct. 22.
Debris removal is expected to continue for several months and these supplies are necessities for families whose homes underwent extensive water damage.
Victims of the flood should also register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, by calling (800) 261-3362. They are also encouraged to call 211 to register with the United Way of South Carolina to find the best resources for recovery in their local community.