CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) -At a press conference today 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.
Citizens who would like to make a contribution to the Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund can do so online by visiting the website and specifying the name of the fund in the comments section, according to the news release.
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.”
In a statement from Mayor Will Haynie of Mount Pleasant, he said, ” When a storm comes ashore, its winds and waters don’t stop at jurisdictional boundaries. They cross those boundaries and have a combined effect. Today, we Lowcountry mayors are coming together across our jurisdictional boundaries for the same reason – to have a combined effect to bring relief to those who received the damage from Hurricane Florence that we were expecting here.”
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.”