Disaster Recovery Donations Being Accepted by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Those wishing to make a donation to or volunteer for recovery efforts are asked to work through Community Foundation of the Lowcountry In the wake of devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, individuals, groups and corporations wishing to donate to recovery and rebuilding efforts in the Lowcountry can make donations to Community Foundation of the Lowcountry's Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund. Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is the organization of record to receive donations for disaster recovery and rebuilding in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton Counties.

In a conference call today, the board of directors for Community Foundation of the Lowcountry agreed to add an additional $100,000 to the fund.

At this time, only online donations are being accepted. To donate, visit www.cf-lowcountry.org, click on the Donate Now button and select the Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund from the drop down menu.

Additionally, the Community Foundation has partnered with Beaufort County to coordinate volunteer efforts during recovery and rebuilding. Beaufort County requires that individuals and groups wishing to volunteer first register online Lowcountry Volunteer Connections at http://www.lowcountryvolunteerconnections.org. All recovery volunteer needs will be coordinated through this website.

Since 1994, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has been connecting people, resources and needs by helping build stronger communities and assisting donors in making a difference through charitable giving. With over 300 charitable funds, combined assets totaling $63 million and grantmaking and scholarships reaching $58 million, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is the largest source of unrestricted philanthropic resources dedicated to Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

For more information contact us at 843-681-9100 or visit our website at www.cf-lowcountry.org.