At a press conference at North Charleston City Hall, Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll, Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, Goose Creek Mayor Gregory Habib, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, other area mayors and Coastal Community Foundation President and CEO Darrin Goss, Sr. announced the formation of the Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund, which will raise money for Florence-related disaster assistance via the Coastal Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.
The announcement can be watched in full below (announcement begins at the 1:47 mark):
Citizens who would like to make a contribution to the Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund can do so online by visiting https://coastalcommunityfoundation.org/disasterrelief/
and specifying the name of the fund in the comments section.
Additionally, the following area mayors have joined the Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund effort:
Mayor Charles Ackerman, Harleyville
Mayor Anne Johnston, St. George
Mayor Rutledge Leland, III, McClellanville
Mayor Patrick M. O'Neil, Sullivan’s Island
Mayor Craig Weaver, Kiawah Island
Mayor Paul Wimberly, Reevesville
Mayor Bill Woolsey, James Island
In a joint statement, the mayors said, “While much of the Lowcountry was spared Florence’s direct hit, our citizens know well the harm that this kind of storm can inflict and the damage it can leave behind. Through the formation of this new disaster relief fund, our citizens will be able to join us in lending a hand to those who were hit hardest as they begin the process of rebuilding and recovering in the months ahead.”
Coastal Community Foundation President and CEO Darrin Goss, Sr. said, “The Coastal Community Foundation is proud to work with Lowcountry mayors to provide support for our friends and neighbors in North and South Carolina.”