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10/08/2018

Weekly Update City of Darlington

Weekly Update City of Darlington

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Florence and Darlington counties eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in Chesterfield, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro counties were previously made eligible to apply for aid through FEMA.

Survivors who sustained losses in the designated counties can apply for federal assistance by the following ways

  • Registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
  • Via the FEMA mobile app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. Download the app at www.fema.gov/mobile-app; or
  • Call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY); multilingual operators are available; press 2 for Spanish).

By registering with FEMA, survivors may qualify for federal disaster assistance such as:

  • Help paying for rent or a temporary place to live.
  • Financial awards for essential home repairs not covered by insurance.
  • Awards for disaster-related needs not covered by insurance — such as medical, dental, transportation, funeral expenses, moving and storage fees, personal property loss and child care.

After registering for disaster assistance, survivors may be asked to fill out a low-interest loan application with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans for businesses and nonprofit organizations of all sizes, homeowners and renters. Completing a disaster loan application makes it possible for homeowners and renters to be considered for additional assistance. Applicants do not have to accept the loan if they qualify.

SBA applicants may apply online at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.  More information about low-interest SBA disaster loans and application forms is available online at SBA.gov/disaster or by calling 800-659-2955 (TTY users call 800-877-8339) or via email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.  Call SBA at 800-659-2955 to have an application mailed to you. 

 

Monday

Halloween Bingo will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. Free. Info: 843-398-4030

Teen Programs are held at 5 p.m. Mondays at the Darlington Library. 843-398-4940

 

Tuesday

Free Exercise Classes will be held at 9 a.m. most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4030

After School Club will be held at the Darlington Library at 4 p.m. each Tuesday during the school year. 843-398-4940

Swing and Shag dance lessons from 8 to 10 p.m. at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-145

The Darlington Branch NAACP meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at 109 Pearl St. New members always welcome. Info: 843-229-1274 or darlingtonnaacp@yahoo.com

 

Wednesday

Free Exercise Classes will be held at 9 a.m. most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4030

Homeschool Hub will meet at 2 p.m. each Wednesday at Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. 843-398-4940

Karaoke from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451

 

Thursday

Free Exercise Classes will be held at 9 a.m. most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4030

Story Time at Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. 843-398-4940 ext 305

Bingo! at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451

American Legion Post 13 meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Post on Harry Byrd Highway next to the S.C. National Guard Armory. A meal is served with a monthly meeting that follows. Members, eligible veterans, and active National Guard and Reserve personnel are invited to attend.

Darlington Cruisers Club meets for food and fellowship at 6:00 pm with the meeting starting at 7:00 pm at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St. Not a member and interested in joining? Stop by the meeting for an application.

 

Friday

Crochet & Knit Club will meet on the second Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. Info: 843-398-4940

 

Saturday

The 36th Annual S.C. Sweet Potato Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Public Square. Entertainment, vendors, food, music, and fun for the whole family. Classic car show will line Cashua Street. Free admission.

Southern Redeemed will hold its 4th Anniversary Singing at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 with Singing Revelations, the Nortons, the Oxendine Family, and Southern Redeemed performing at The Music Hall in Darlington. Admission: $10.

 

Upcoming Events

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Clean Up Darlington Day: Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Chamber

Pumpkins in the Park: Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. Must register prior to the event. 843-398-4030

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Scare on the Square: Trick-or-treating downtown from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25

 

Mark Your Calendars

5K Under the Lights: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Darlington Raceway

Speed & Feed Car Show & BBQ Festival: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Darlington Raceway

 

To have your event listed on our websites, please email info@buildupdarlington.org or call 843-398-4000 x 103 by the week prior to your event.

 

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