Hilton Head Island Community Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance

Hilton Head Island Community Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance

Hilton Head Island Community Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance

Utilities

Palmetto Electric Cooperative

Palmetto Electric Cooperative is temporarily suspending disconnects for non-payment on ALL accounts, including Advance Pay until at least March 31.  They encourage all customers, including Advance Pay, to continue to make payments as they are able.  All customers are still responsible for their electric use.

More information: https://www.palmetto.coop/coronavirus-covid-19-update/

The utility company administers Operation Roundup, which is an aid project that donates money to the different charities in the area, provides funds for needy individuals, and service organizations. Call 843-681-5551 toll free 800-922-5551 to apply.

Deep Well Project- Rent and Utility Assistance

The Deep Well Project helps neighbors in need by providing basic assistance in emergency situations.  This assistance is immediate and non-bureaucratic, and it’s intended to provide clients with “a hand up, not a hand-out.”

Financial aid, in the form of rent and/or utility payments, made directly to the provider, is granted on an emergency basis, generally to individuals who have been residents of Hilton Head Island for at least three months, paying their own rent and utilities, before their application.

The process starts with a phone call to their office, with applicants being interviewed by a trained volunteer to determine eligibility.  Payments are made directly to the utility or landlord, ensuring the money is spent on the intended purpose.  A return to self-sufficiency is the goal.

More information: https://www.deepwellproject.org

To request assistance, call 843-785-2849 anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak to a volunteer. Email requests are not accepted.

Spectrum

Beginning Monday, March 16, Spectrum has committed that for the following for 60 days they won’t terminate service for residential or small business customers who face difficult economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic. Similarly, they won’t charge late fees for those customers facing difficult economic circumstances related to the pandemic. Contact Spectrum at 833-267-6094 for details.

In addition, Spectrum is offering programs to assist with high-speed broadband connectivity for remote education and eligible low-income households.

More information: https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-covid-19-information-spectrum-customers

Hargray

Hargray has joined the “Keep Americans Connected” pledge launched by the Federal Communications Commission and committed to waive late fees and not terminate service to residential or small business customers that are unable to pay their bills due to economic circumstances related to coronavirus.

In addition, Hargray is offering programs to assist with high-speed broadband connectivity for remote education to help keep individuals connected.

More information: https://www.hargray.com/hargray-special-programs

 

Food

Holy Family Catholic Church Thursday Morning Food Program

Groceries are free to any needy Island resident every Thursday morning (except during holidays). Registration is 9:00 to 9:45am. Contact Holy Family Catholic Church at 843-785-2895 for availability and information.

More information: https://www.holyfamilyhhi.org/

Sandalwood Community Food Pantry

The Sandalwood Community Food Pantry serves the hungry and the needy on Hilton Head Island, SC. We provide food, love, dignity and spiritual guidance. Sandalwood Community Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider. Their distribution location is Queen Chapel AME, 114 Beach City Rd., Hilton Head Island on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30-1:30. Call 843-715-3583 for availability and information.

More information: http://www.sandalwoodfoodbank.com/

Deep Well Project

The Deep Well Project helps neighbors in need by providing basic assistance in emergency situations.  This assistance is immediate and non-bureaucratic, and it’s intended to provide clients with “a hand up, not a hand-out.”

Individuals in need of food may call Deep Well, speak with a volunteer to see if certain criteria are met, and arrange to come in and shop or receive a food delivery.  They consider a number of pre-determined criteria in approving a client request and even try to accommodate those with special dietary needs.  One simple requirement is a working telephone number to assure someone is home when the delivery is made.  When the request is approved and delivery is required, food is selected from their pantry shelves, bagged and delivered by volunteers.

More information: https://www.deepwellproject.org

To request assistance, call 843-785-2849 anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak to a volunteer. Email requests are not accepted.

Beaufort County School District

The school district is offering free breakfasts and lunches on weekdays to all students at 12 curbside pick-up locations across the county, and also at stops along special school bus routes that will operate during the district school shutdown. Each stop for meal drop-offs will last for about 20 minutes.

Curbside Pick-ups at Hilton Head High School

Children 18 years and younger must be present in the car to receive meals. Meal pick-up does not depend on the student’s meal status at school or where the student is enrolled.

  • Breakfast pick-up 7:15 – 8:45 a.m.
  • Lunch pick-up 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Meal Drop-offs

Breakfast

RTE: 7249 HILTON HEAD HIGH

7:05 AM SOUTHWOOD PARK DR NO INTERSECTION

7:28 AM MATHEWS DR AT MATHEWS CT

7:48 AM 96 MATHEWS DR (WOODLAKE)

7:58 AM UNION CEMETERY RD NO INTERSECTION

8:12 AM LEDGENDS

8:22 AM DILLON RD AT COTTON HOPE

8:42 AM DILLON RD AT TIDAL BLUFF RD

8:52 AM FISH HAUL RD AT ADELL LN

RTE: 7234 HILTON HEAD HIGH

7:06 AM KATHY MILLER ROAD AT ALLEN WOODS APARTMENTS

7:19 AM GUM TREE ROAD AT HILTON HEAD BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

7:43 AM SQUIRE POPE ROAD AT CEDAR WELLS APARTMENTS

8:03 AM THE GATHERINGS

8:28 AM SPANISH WELL AT SHEARWATER

8:43 AM SPANISH WELLS AT GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH

8:56 AM SPANISH WELLS ROAD AT SASSAFRAS

9:21 AM CORDILLO PARKWAY AT CREATION STATION

9:41 AM 201 MARSHLAND ROAD

Lunch

RTE: 7260 HILTON HEAD

10:05 AM SOUTHWOOD PARK (THE OAKS/SANDELWOOD) THE OAKS/GARENS

10:30 AM LEDGENDS

10:52 AM 90/90DILLON/90-DILLO DILLON RD/88 DILLON RD.

11:15 AM DILLON RD AT COTTON HOPE

11:39 AM FISH HAUL RD AT ADELL LN

12:01 PM MITCHELLVILLE RD NO INTERSECTION

12:21 PM MITCHELLVILLE RD AT BAYGALL RD

12:29 PM DR AT TABBY WALK

12:52 PM MATHEWS CT NO INTERSECTION

RTE: 7254 HILTON HEAD TO NEIGHBORS

10:06 AM KATHY MILLER ROAD AT ALLEN WOODS APARTMENTS

10:19 GUM TREE ROAD AT HILTON HEAD BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

10:43 SQUIRE POPE ROAD AT CEDAR WELLS APARTMENTS

11:03 THE GATHERINGS

11:28 SPANISH WELLS AT SHEARWATER

11:43 SPANISH WELLS AT GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH

11:56 SPANISH WELLS ROAD AT SASSAFRAS

12:21 CORDILLO PARKWAY AT CREATION STATION

12:41 201 MARSHLAND ROAD

12:53 50 MARSHLAND ROAD

More information: http://beaufortschools.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=170925&pageId=23614099

Medical

If you are showing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath it is recommended that you call your personal doctor or healthcare provider for information/instructions.

If you don’t have a primary care physician there are multiple options for telehealth:

MUSC Health

MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screening. Anyone experiencing symptoms can visit MUSC Health Virtual Care and use the promo code COVID19 and be screened without having to leave your home.

More information: https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.html

You can also call 843-261-5940 with any questions.

Prisma Health

Prisma Health is offering a free virtual visit.  Use promo code COVID19.

More information: https://www.prismahealth.org/virtual-visit/

You can also call 1-888-921-0348.

Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Beaufort Memorial is offering virtual visits (may have a fee) to be screened by a provider who can refer them to a higher level of care, if needed. BMH Care Anywhere is available for Apple devices in the App Store and for Android devices on Google Play, and on their website.

More information: https://www.bmhsc.org/services/immediate-care-options/video-visits/

Employment Layoff

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW)

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, DEW is taking extra steps to quickly extend benefits to unemployed workers. On March 19, the department eliminated its usual one-week waiting period for people who apply for unemployment insurance between March 15 and April 18. That means payment to approved claimants should arrive one week earlier.

On March 19, DEW also suspended the requirement that unemployment insurance claimants apply to two jobs per week in order to receive benefits for those who apply for unemployment between March 15 and April 18.

Check eligibility requirements and disqualifications on the DEW website.

More information: https://dew.sc.gov

 

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