As you know Columbia was hit very hard over the past weekend by severe weather. Many of our F3 brothers, their families, and friends have been impacted. Daily trips are already in motion to deliver water and other necessary items. As the waters subside the clean up will begin. Let’s converge on Columbia to help our brothers dig out and clean up.
Plan to cut limbs, shovel mud, carry furniture, etc. We will coordinate with those in Columbia and refine the details as we get closer.
When: Columbus Day, Monday, October 12th.
- Meet at 6:00 – 7:00 to collect donations
- Depart 7:30am
Where: Lowes by Baxter Parking Lot (Slo Burn)
- 1640 Highway 160 West, Fort Mill, SC 29708
What to bring:
- At least one case of water
- Sawzall (battery powered)
- trash bags
- Face mask
- Shovels – (snow shovels and regular)
What to wear:
- Solid Shoes or Boots
- F3 shirt
- Gloves – I know you have some smelly ones somewhere that have seen their day in the gloom
BEFORE YOU GO:
A tetanus shot is highly advised for cleaning up a flood area. You can get this taken care of at a CVS or Walgreens so please get this done. Get this done in NC so you can complete it without a prescription. Check your insurance coverage, I was able to get this done at no charge.
Please help us make an impact!
Count so far:
- Dark Helmet
- Chicken Hawk
- Barry Manilow
- Fish Sticks
- Senator Tressel
- Jennifer Cameron – BAC
- Hank Chou – BAC
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I have cleaned up after numerous floods before. Because there is so much contamination in flood water, bacteria is rampant. Therefore, any person who cleans up after a flood should receive a tetanus shot before doing so (if you haven’t had one in the recent past). I usually was able to get one free of charge once I informed the caregiver why I needed it (not sure if you can get a free shot now). Anyway, please keep this in mind before working in areas contaminated by flood waters. You don’t want to get lock jaw!
Here is a link for safety tips when cleaning up after a storm from SCDHEC:
Just saw a post on the American Red Cross web site stating that SC did not need any more water. There is still a need for clothese, toiletries, toilet paper, etc.