South Carolina restaurant owners to raise $1 million for Harvey relief

Palm Springs, California, April 14 (UPI) — Restaurant owners in South Carolina are expected to raise the equivalent of $1.3 million to help with the relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

The $1,000 donation will be distributed to restaurants affected by the storm, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday.

The money will go to the South Carolina Food Bank, which is handling the flood response.

The South Carolina Restaurant Association, the South Carolinian chapter of the Restaurant Association of America, is working with the Food Bank on distributing the money.

The Southern Food Bank is also providing $500,000 in disaster relief grants to local restaurants.