Catastrophe Aid and Relief for Employees Fund Accepting Donations

As health care workers were on the frontlines helping victims of the flood, many of them sustained damage to or lost their homes. Here is a way to help them recover.

Hospital and health care workers were among the first to help disaster victims as the recent flood waters rose across South Carolina. Sadly, many health care workers learned their own homes had been damaged or destroyed even as they were caring for others in their communities.

The SC CARE Fund, administered by the South Carolina Hospital Research and Education Foundation (SCHREF), has been established to provide direct assistance to hospital employees who suffered serious personal losses as a result of the flooding. Contributions to the CARE Fund will be distributed through hospitals to individual employees to help them recover from their losses and rebuild their lives. 

Please spread the word about the fund to your employees as well as to local businesses, religious organizations, chambers of commerce, and other organizations with charitable missions. SCHA will share this information with all South Carolina hospitals as well as other state hospital associations who have asked how they can help employees affected by the floods.

Contributions to the SC CARE Fund are tax-deductible and 100 percent of the money raised will benefit hospital employees in the affected areas.

You can make a tax-deductible donation two ways:

You can mail a check to SCHREF, 1000 Center Point Road, Columbia, SC 29210, Attn: CARE Fund

You can also donate using PayPal here: