MCHF Award $200,000 for Disaster Recovery in Marion County

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November 30, 2016

Marion County Healthcare Foundation Awards $200,000 to Support Disaster Recovery

(Marion County, SC) Marion County Healthcare Foundation (MCHF) is challenging the people of South Carolina and beyond to support Nichols and Marion County as they rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.

Both the Town of Nichols and outlying areas of Marion County were hit hard by Hurricane Matthew.  The heavy rains caused the Lumber and Little Pee Dee Rivers to flood the entire Town of Nichols leaving over 90% of the 260 homes underwater and uninhabitable.  Six churches and all 22 local businesses were also flooded.  Mayor Lawson Battle explained that most of the town’s 400 residents are elderly or disabled, making it even more difficult to cope with the hardship of losing everything.

MCHF will be matching dollar for dollar up to $100,000 all contributions to support the Town of Nichols with disaster recovery. Contributions should be made out to:

Town of Nichols Disaster Recovery
In care of:  Anderson Brothers Bank
PO Box 310
Mullins, SC  29574

MCHF is also pledging a $100,000 match to all contributions supporting Marion County’s disaster recovery.  Those contributions should be made out to:

Marion County Recovery Aid Fund
In care of:  Anderson Brothers Bank
PO Box 310
Mullins, SC  29574

The criteria for fund distribution is being developed and that information will be shared with the public as soon as it is available.  Mary Dunbar, Executive Director of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation asks, “As you are contemplating your end-of-the-year contributions to charity, please keep in mind those so greatly affected by the destruction of Hurricane Matthew.  Consider contributing to the Disaster Recovery efforts in Nichols and Marion County.  MCHF will double your donation.  We at MCHF thank you on behalf of our friends and neighbors in Nichols and Marion County.”

Marion County Healthcare Foundation is a health legacy foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of life in Marion County through inspired philanthropy, grants and innovative community programs.    

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