Services Available for Those Needing Assistance after Hurricane Irma: SC 2-1-1 and 524-HELP

The following services are available for those needing assistance after Hurricane Irma.


SC 2-1-1 System

SC 2-1-1 is working in collaboration with Crisis Cleanup to connect homeowners with post-storm services.

South Carolina residents who need help with the following services due to Hurricane Irma should call 2-1-1:

  • debris removal
  • mud-out
  • other clean-up services

Homeowners are linked with reputable and vetted relief agencies that assist in chainsaw work and debris clearing, as they are able.


All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need. 


Anyone needing debris removal may call 2-1-1 between 8:00 am and 5pm to get entered into the Crisis Cleanup system. Individuals searching for other general information on disaster resources can call the three-digit telephone number, 2-1-1, from a landline or mobile phone; search the website; or use the app. The SC 2-1-1 app is available for download in Google Play and the App Store. It is free to download and free to use.


HELPLINE – 843.524.HELP (4357)

Are you experiencing difficult times?  Is someone you know struggling?  The United Way of the HELPLINE is the number to call when you need help and don’t know where to turn.  The trained HELPLINE specialists provide information and referrals to connect those in need with resources and services right here in Beaufort and Jasper Counties.


The HELPLINE is available by calling 843.524.HELP (4357).


United Way of the Lowcountry (UWLC) brings people and resources together to help meet the immediate needs of our neighbors in Beaufort and Jasper Counties, while diligently working to create lasting, positive change in our community.


The Helpline provides information and referral services, along with advocacy, to link individuals in need with the services that can help.