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Remembering Sergeant Carraway

Wrenzie and I attended Sergeant Terrence Carraway's funeral this week. He touched the lives of everyone he met and our community is truly a better place because of his service- both in and out of uniform. Our community is shaken from this loss, but we’ve shown incredible strength and unity in the face of this tragedy. The entire Florence Police Department and their families remain in our prayers. 

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Neighbor Helping Neighbor

 
  Last week, Wrenzie and I met some amazing folks at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Longs. They have been collecting and donating supplies, serving hot meals, and housing people in need. Our team went back to the church this week to donate supplies and see how they were doing. Despite some of the volunteers having lost everything in the storm themselves, they are dedicated to making sure their neighbors are fed, have a place to sleep that night, and have the resources to recover. We were so glad to be able to contribute!

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On the Ground 

 
  Senator Lindsey Graham and HUD Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude were on the ground this week to survey damage from Hurricane Florence. We visited homes in Socastee and Marion to hear directly from residents about issues they are dealing with throughout the recovery process. We also met with local leaders to discuss the best path forward, specifically how we can apply the lessons we have learned from Hurricane Matthew to ensure we can help as many people as possible, as efficiently as possible. The support from President Trump and coordination between the Administration, Congress, and local officials will guarantee a strong recovery for South Carolina. 

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Thank a Farmer

 
  Thursday was National Farmers Day, and South Carolina has the best farmers around. Many Seventh District farmers were impacted by Hurricane Florence, but we are working together to ensure our agricultural community has the necessary resources to fully recover from this storm. I am so grateful for their hard work, which allows us to put food on our tables and clothes on our back. In the Seventh District we thank our farmers everyday!