Pee Dee Disaster Relief Fund (2010)
Eastern Carolina Community Foundation created the Pee Dee Disaster Relief Fund in 2010 at the urging of public officials in response to tornadoes in Darlington County. The fund distributed over $80,000 to victims of the 2015 Flood and 2016 Hurricane Matthew by working with local Pee Dee nonprofit organizations. Recipients included Lighthouse Ministries, Caring and Sharing in Hemingway, City of Johnsonville, Florence County Council on Aging, the city of Nichols, Marion County Habitat for Humanity, the Felician Center as well as the Long Term Disaster Recovery Groups in Florence, Marion, and Dillon Counties. Most recently the Pee Dee Disaster Relief fund provided aid to nonprofits as they recovered from Hurricane Florence in the fall of 2018.