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1 Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of South Carolina Emergency Management Program

2 Emergency Management Community Service Program The Department of South Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars Emergency Management Program is a partnership between our organization and the State Emergency Management Agency. In providing resources such as volunteers, staging areas (Posts and HQ locations) and R apid D eployment C ommunication S ystems ( RDCS ) during times of disasters. When Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast, VFW Posts throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama provided shelters, lodging, food, communication and other essential services for the evacuees. In addition, the Department will provide response teams with transportable wireless 3/4G communication systems, which will allow evacuees the capabilities to go On- line, to sign up for emergency services from FEMA, SS, VA, SBA and other Local, State and Federal agencies; expediting the help they so badly need. Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of South Carolina

3 9 Districts within the State VFW Posts in all 46 counties. 105 VFW Posts (many w/kitchens and banquet rooms) 17,300 Regular Members 6,300 Ladies Auxiliary Members 23,600 Total members excluding Mens Auxiliary. Statistics

4 Districts Post locations in each District and total members. 1 Post Charleston (James Island) Post Summerville Post Isle of Palms Post Charleston Heights Post Ladson Post North Charleston Post Walterboro Post St. Stephen Post Charleston Post Beaufort Post Port Royal Post Moncks Corner Post Goose Creek Post Mount Pleasant Post Wadmalaw Island Regular and Ladies Auxiliary members for district: 4,950 William "Willie" Campbell - Cmdr | Smithfield Avenue, Summerville, South Carolina, (843) or (843) Posts in Berkeley, Dorchester, Charleston, Colleton, Beaufort, and Jasper counties. District 1 Post Columbia Post Sumter Post Cayce Post Columbia Post Newberry Post Saluda Post Leesville Post Swansea Post White Rock Post Ridgeway Post Lexington Post Pelion Post Sumter Post Elgin Total regular and Ladies Auxiliary members 4,600 Michael Downing - Commander 209 Lesesne Drive, Sumter, South Carolina (803) or (803) Posts in Fairfield, Newberry, Saluda, Lexington, Richland, and Sumter counties. District 2 Post Anderson Post Abbeville Post Anderson Post Ware Shoals Post Greenwood Post Greenwood Post McCormick Post Williamston Total regular and Ladies Auxiliary members 1,060 Michael Johnson - Commander | Pinehurst Drive, Mauldin, South Carolina (864) Cell: Posts in Anderson, Abbeville, Greenwood, and McCormick counties. District 3 Post Simpsonville Post Laurens Post Easley Post Laurens Post Greenville Post Clinton Post Greenville Post Seneca Post Walhalla Post Clemson Post Piedmont Post Travelers Rest Post Berea Total regular and Ladies Auxiliary members 1,750 Larry S. Budzowski – Commander | Pinehurst Drive, Mauldin, South Carolina (864) Cell: Posts in Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, and Laurens counties. District 4 Post Rock Hill Post Rock Hill Post Pageland Post Camden Post Chester Post Lancaster Post Hickory Grove Post Clover Post Westville Post Fort Mill Total regular and Ladies Auxiliary members 1,680 Johnny C. Robinson - Commander 4575 Percival Road, Rock Hill, South Carolina Phone # (803) or (803) Posts in York, Chester, Lancaster, and Kershaw counties. District 5 Post Bishopville Post Florence Post Lake City Post Darlington Post McColl Post Hartsville Post Florence Post Cheraw Post Chesterfield Post Lake City Total regular and Ladies Auxiliary members 1,150 Edward D. Talbert - Commander 2305 Hewitt St., Florence, South Carolina (843) Posts in Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, Lee, and Florence counties. District 6 Post Dillon Post Manning Post Mullins Post Marion Post Georgetown Post Kingstree Post Myrtle Beach Post Marion Post Murrells Inlet Post North Myrtle Beach Post Summerton Total regular and Ladies Auxiliary members 3,150 L.D. 'Lyn' Dimery - Commander | Dick Pond Rd., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Phone # (843) or (843) Posts in Dillon, Marion, Horry, Clarendon, Williamsburg, and Georgetown counties. District 7 Post Union Post Gaffney Post Landrum Post Blacksburg Post Woodruff Post Union Post Wellford Post Spartanburg Post Spartanburg Post Gaffney Post Chesnee Total regular and Ladies Auxiliary members 2,040 Charles Moore – Commander | E. Prince Rd., Landrum, South Carolina Phone # (864) Cell: (864) Posts in Cherokee, Spartanburg and, Union counties. District 8 Post Orangeburg Post Aiken Post Wagener Post Eutawville Post Edgefield Post Fairfax Post Orangeburg Post Denmark Post Aiken Post Saint Matthews Post Santee Post Eutawville Total regular and Ladies Auxiliary members 1,470 John P. Williams - Commander P.O. Box 743, Varnville, South Carolina (803) Posts in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Edgefield, Hampton, and Orangeburg counties. District 9 Boots on the GroundVFW - SC Department of South Carolina

5 During times of disasters, communication is one of the most critical tools needed in the affected areas. Our Emergency response teams will provide the tools for wireless broadband communications. The equipment is transportable and self contained with various power options. Which means, once the equipment is on site; communication is up and running in a matter of minutes instead of hours or days. A virtual Hot Spot (WI-FI) provides a Wireless LAN and broadband cellular provides the Wireless WAN. (2 Ethernet ports are standard). Up to 20 computers can be linked to the equipment with a radius of 1 to 5 miles. Data communication is the standard for managing the resources that are needed in a disaster. For additional information on South Carolina VFWs Emergency Management Program, please contact Department Headquarters. ( ) Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of South Carolina

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7 Helping the Communities we Serve! Emergency Management Program Boots on the Ground VFW - SC


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