Take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A face mask is required by several municipalities throughout the Grand Strand. MBACC has compiled a list of resources for businesses to plan for and respond to the virus. Read More
We have so many incredible nonprofits doing amazing things here in the Grand Strand - they are the lifeblood of our community! Please consider giving one (or more) of them your support. If your nonprofit needs assistance, please let us know at AskUs@VisitMyrtleBeach.com.
This resource, run by United Way, is available 24/7 by calling 211 or by visiting them online at sc211.org. Stay up to date with local news at unitedwayhorry.org/covid-19-resources. During the COVID-19 pandemic, 211 is specializing on the following topics: Coronavirus Information and Health Resources; Mental Health Resources; Financial Resources; Resources for Families.
There are several upcoming mass food distributions provided by United Way of Horry County and/or Lowcountry Food Bank in partnership with nonprofits and local businesses. In addition, there is food distribution every Friday at Kingston Lake Center organized by North Strand Helping Hand.
American Red Cross: Urgent need for blood donations. You can schedule blood donations online go to or call 843-477-0020. To make a financial donation, go online. Stop by a donation center or drop-in at a local blood drive.
The American Red Cross continues to deliver critical services to your community during this health crisis, but we need people like you to join. We have a high priority need for volunteers in the following areas:
Blood Donor and Facility Screeners (Temperature Takers) – To increase safety, volunteers are needed to welcome and take temperatures of visitors and blood donors before they enter any Red Cross facility or blood drive. Training and personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 1 shift per month. An average shift is 5-6 hours and volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Disaster Shelter Volunteer – Despite the current pandemic, our need to provide shelter to individuals and families affected by disaster is vital! To meet the unique challenges caused by the pandemic and new guidelines to keep everyone safe this hurricane season, more volunteers than normal are needed to support shelters if the need arises. Volunteers are needed to support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, feeding, dormitory or other areas within a shelter. Free online training will be provided. If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 8-12 hours each.
Disaster Health Services Volunteer – Are you a licensed medical professional? We also have a high need for health care workers to aid to shelter residents as needed. Free online training will be provided. If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 8 - 12 hours each. License required for this position: RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, APRN. Virtual opportunities are available.
If you have supervisory experience, we are also looking for individuals to fill leadership roles as Shelter Supervisors and Health Services Supervisors.
Volunteer From Home – Now is the time to train online for high priority positions on the Disaster Action Team and Service to the Armed Forces Team as a caseworker. We are also looking for Health Services, Spiritual Care and Mass Care Team members to help during a time of crisis. Go to redcross.org/volunteer
Blood Donor Ambassadors and Blood Donor Screeners help register and pre-screen blood donors entering drives or donation centers. Extra procedures and modifications are in place to keep everyone safe. To learn more contact email@example.com and to sign up click here.
American Red Cross has a wide variety of important volunteer-from-home opportunities available. Find your opportunity to make a positive impact today! redcross.org/volunteertoday
A collaboration between SCMEP, SC Hospital Association, SC Department of Commerce and SCBIO has resulted in the expedited launch of a new online South Carolina Emergency Supply Collaborative web portal. The portal connects parties in need of essential supplies and equipment with those that can provide it quickly and efficiently. It allows industry and community partners with the ability to quickly produce, source, test, certify or contribute critical medical supplies (such as face shields, gowns, ventilators and masks) to directly connect with the health care providers, first responders and members of industry in search of those essential supply needs in one easy step. Check out the website.
Help support Tidelands Health and our community. Check out their website and discover ways you can help through food donations, financial support, hand-sewn masks and more.
McLeod Health is accepting donations of personal protective equipment and other essential medical supplies. Visit their website to see a list of needed items and learn about other ways you can help with a monetary gift.
Portable Food Box Donation Sites
Boulineau's Food Store, 212 Sea Mtn Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC
The Boathouse, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
St Paul's Angelican Church, 701 Main St, Conway, SC
Planet Fitness, 2300 Church St, Conway, SC
WMBF TV Station, 918 Frontage Rd E, Myrtle Beach, SC
Grace Anglican Parish, 10373 Hwy 90, Little River, SC
Planet Fitness, 1049 Glenforest Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC
Celebration Presbyterian Church, 2300 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
Meals On Wheels of Horry County needs volunteers for meal delivery and kitchen assistance. To volunteer your services, call 843-970-2330, ext. 3. Meals on Wheels is privately funded through donations and fundraisers. To make a monetary donation, visit their website.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our local food pantries are working overtime to ensure that Horry County residents are getting the proper nutrition needed to stay healthy. Each organization is currently taking donations. The following are items that are in high demand and needed the most at this time. You can also donate gift cards or make a donation.
Catholic Charities: 2294 Technology Boulevard, Conway, SC
Churches Assisting People (CAP): 307 Wright Boulevard, Conway, SC
North Strand Helping Hand: 2501 Long Bay Road, Longs, SC
The Salvation Army: 1415 2nd Avenue, Conway, SC
If any hotel partners have any dated food products that they may be willing to donate to assist families in need, please contact IMPACT Ministries at 843-628-5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonshine Recovery Ministries are in need of food donations and or money donations. Check their Facebook page for a list of needed items facebook.com/Sonshinerecoveryministries.
Anderson Oaks Assisted Living is in need of birdseed as the residents enjoy watching the birds and they cannot go out to get any birdseed. Please contact them at 843-347-9280 to donate.
Barnabas Horse Foundation is in need of monetary donations in order to care for all of their horses. If anyone is interested in donating, contact Sue at email@example.com or 843-241-3331.
Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) is in need of the following supplies for volunteer drivers:
N2N drivers provide rides to the most vulnerable to this virus: Seniors.
Contact Jason.Walter@riden2n.org and/or 843-260-8358 with your donations.
New Directions needs volunteers to serve lunch and dinner. They have dinner dates open for every night from 6-8 p.m. and every lunch date open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Also if anyone knows of local restaurants that have closed down but still have food they need to get rid of, please let them know about the shelter. They are also struggling with food donations, so any restaurant that can deliver food to them either ready to eat or just left over would be helpful.
Myrtle Beach Vet Center is assisting veterans during this time and would welcome gift cards for them. Please contact Chris Aranda at Christopher.Aranda@va.gov.
Grand Strand Humane Society needs your help. Please donate pet food, make a donation and foster animals. Contact them at 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach, 843-918-4910, facebook.com/pg/mbgrandstrandhumanesociety/posts/?ref=page_internal
Kristi Falk, with the Diabetic Wellness Council, is offering a free 15 minute consultation either online or by phone to help people improve their blood sugar numbers. People with diabetes have a lowered immune system, and if the numbers are not in good control then the immune system is weakened even more. Please call 843-236-1928 to schedule a consult.
Carolina Limo is willing to help transport anyone if needed. To receive a discounted trip to the store, doctor, etc. call them at 843-294-5466.
Skutchi Designs stocks office furniture and can supply their wall system and dividers in as little as 72 hours for labs, hospitals, etc. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-993-3757 during our regular business hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
AT&T - Waiting domestic wireless voice and data overage fees. Learn More
Frontier - Customers have no data caps and unlimited data usage. Learn More
Georgetown County Water & Sewer - Disconnection of services are suspended for non-payment effective immediately. Learn More
Horry Electric Cooperative – Disconnects are on hold on all accounts and they will remain on hold until the state of emergency in our area is lifted. Learn More
HTC – HTC announces suspension of disconnects and late fees, bill credits, and a delay on rate adjustments. Learn More
Santee Cooper – Santee Cooper will not be disconnecting power for delinquent bills until further notice. Learn More Customers also can use the customer service portal, MEL, to see your usage, pay your bill and chat with a customer service representative from your desktop or an app on your phone.
SC Electric & Gas - All service disconnects for nonpayment have been suspended. Learn More
Spectrum – Through June 30, Spectrum is partnering with school districts to help students learn remotely, open WiFi hotspots across for public use and continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, their high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households. Learn More
Sprint - Not terminating service for unpaid bills due to the coronavirus and waiving late fees. Learn More
Verizon - Customers will not incur late fees or termination until 6/30/2020. Learn More
South Carolina farms and businesses offerings delivery, on-farm pickup, CSAs, and other options during social distancing. Read More
MIM Media is available to shoot video for social or TV to promote new hours for businesses, restaurants takout, curbside, delivery services, real estate listings, etc. Give Matthew Carfora a call at 508-361-8020 or email him at email@example.com.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is waiving all out-of-pocket costs related to in-network COVID-19 medical treatment for members.
Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget.