How to Donate to Victims of South Carolina's 1,000-Year Flood

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Donations of bottled water, food and clothing are being requested by the state of South Carolina during a 1,000-year flood. Above, a large cargo vehicle travels down U.S. 17 in Georgetown, South Carolina, during the flooding to deliver supplies on October 4. Randall Hill/Reuters

Charity organizations are working overtime in South Carolina as the state reels from the effects of a 1,000-year flood that has now killed 14 people.

As numerous areas in the state are under a boil-water advisory, bottled water is being widely distributed, with one school donating 5,000 bottles. In fact, the state has so much bottled water, they've said there is no need for further water donations.

Food donations are still needed, however, and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division suggests donors visit local food banks, such as the Harvest Hope Food Bank of South Carolina.

Harvest Hope is accepting donations in the cities of Cayce, Florence, Greenville and Columbia. The group is seeking contributions of canned vegetables, meat, dry goods, peanut butter, beans, toiletries, diapers, laundry detergent and grocery bags. The Columbia location served over 500 people on Tuesday, a staffer tells Newsweek.

Money is also being accepted by charities. "The most effective offer is a monetary donation," says the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. These charities are accepting donations to benefit those affected by the flooding:

Donations of clothing items are not needed at this time, emergency management notes on its website.

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