COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--South State Bank (NASDAQ:SSB) announced today that it has established the South State Bank Emergency Relief Fund, with an initial contribution of $100,000, to provide financial support to the communities it serves in the aftermath of the massive flooding.
“This disaster is in our backyard and has touched many of our employees, customers, neighbors and friends,” said Robert R. Hill, Jr., CEO. “It is our hope that this financial contribution can provide some immediate support to those in need within the local communities we serve. Our thoughts continue to be with those who have been impacted and we are committed to being a partner with our customers and communities as the rebuilding process begins.”
The South State Bank Emergency Relief Fund is operated by Central Carolina Community Foundation and 100% of all donations will support the flood relief efforts. In addition to the initial contribution, individuals and organizations can also donate in support of the impacted communities we serve.
Funds will be available through local nonprofit organizations providing assistance to flood victims in Bamberg, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, and Sumter counties in South Carolina; and Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties in North Carolina.
For more information on how to make a donation or apply for assistance, please visit www.SouthStateBank.com/EmergencyRelief.
Central Carolina Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. For more information about the Foundation, visit their website at www.yourfoundation.org or call 803-254-5601.
South State Corporation is the largest bank holding company headquartered in South Carolina. Founded in 1933, the company’s primary subsidiary, South State Bank, has been serving the financial needs of its local communities in 24 South Carolina counties, 13 Georgia counties and 4 North Carolina counties for over 80 years. The bank also operates Minis & Co., Inc. and First Southeast 401K Fiduciaries, Inc., both registered investment advisors; and First Southeast Investor Services, Inc., a limited purpose broker-dealer. South State Corporation has assets of approximately $8.6 billion and its stock is traded under the symbol SSB on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. More information can be found at www.SouthStateBank.com.