Black River United Way Educate. Enable. Empower!

This year we have:
  • Expanded the visibility and use of 2-1-1 throughout our community over 600% as a number to call in disaster and crisis but also as an invaluable resource for everyday use as a referral and support system.
  • Brought people from across the community together around K-2 education and created a plan to address early literacy to ensure our third graders are ready to learn when they move to 4th grade.
  • Identified Career Readiness as a collective goal partners from across our community can agree on and begin to work towards. We’ve raised the bar from just finding a job for our new graduates and unemployed to helping find and train individuals for careers that can support families.
  • We are co-leading with the Salvation Army the Long Term Recovery process for flood related rehab and rebuild for families affected in Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.
  • Been a voice in the creation and development a Human Relations Council to address discrimination throughout our community and GCAT (Georgetown County Achieves Together) a group of educators and leaders throughout our community to address education challenges.
  • Hosted a Day of Caring that had 26 organizations putting over 250 volunteers to work for over 880 hours of service.
  • Particpating in the Waccamaw Leadership Forum, a national known leadership program to help develop the leaders of Georgetown, Williamsburg and Horry County to make our region stronger.
  • Supported 5 Volunteers in Service to America and 1 Americorps Volunteer to enable more opportunites for our non-profit partners to expand their capacity to serve our communities.
And we've only just begun...
expect great things from your United Way!
Black River United Way | 843-546-6317 |

Recent News

Need Flood Recovery Assistance?

If you live in Georgetown or Williamsburg County and need help recovering from the October 2015 Floods please call:

1-855-377-1357 x 74

The Sun News, January 20, 2016

Black River United Way adds flood recovery priority

The News, January 6, 2016

Disaster Group Formed to help Flood Victims

The Sun News, September 1, 2015

Black River United Way to begin fund-raising drive with new focus

Coastal Observer, April 8, 2015

Nonprofits: United Way Challenge--$60K in 100 days

Sun News February 24, 2015

United Way campaigns along the Grand Strand enter final months with optimism

South Strand News February 20, 2015

United Way announces new name, vision


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Black River United Way
515 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-6317