"We knew that financially, this would be a hardship for them," she told
To help her employees in need, Hopkins started her first gofundme account with a goal set at
But as of Tuesday afternoon, the Hopkins had raised
Other large businesses, such as managed healthcare-benefits firm eviCore in
But some employees lost pay because of the hurricane.
Interviewed Tuesday by
Wilson said he returned to work the Saturday following the storm after evacuating to
He hopes he'll be able to make up the lost hours.
"(I'll) just work hard, keep working," he said.
An employee at a
The employee, who works a 40-hour week, said a week without pay has been a major disruption to his finances.
"I'm probably going to have to borrow money from family," he said.
Other companies asked employees to use paid time off to cover any days out of work caused by the hurricane.
According to the email, the hospital will include compensation from its "
For workers who went without pay during the evacuation, government help could be available. The first thing workers seeking lost wages should do is apply for unemployment insurance benefits through the
If a worker is ineligible for state benefits, the state office can refer them for disaster unemployment assistance, funded by the
Self-employed individuals and business owners who lost income as a direct result of Hurricane Matthew can also apply for that assistance, he said.
To be eligible for
"People should apply as soon as possible," Bouyea said. "That will give you the best chance of getting some assistance soon."
To apply for unemployment insurance, visit dew.sc.gov and click on "My Benefits" in the top right corner, or call 1-866-831-1724.
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