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April 3, 2020

Ways to Help

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.

  • Waccamaw Community Foundation – Accepting donations, grant applications for COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund.
  • American Red Cross: Urgent need for blood donations. 
  • 211 One-stop resource for finding assistance. Download Flyer 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. Nonprofits – if you are open and giving assistance, please let 211 know or if you are no longer operating or providing specific assistance, please let 211 know.

McLeod Health Seeking Medical Supply Donations

McLeod Health is accepting donations of personal protective equipment and other essential medical supplies. Maintaining an adequate supply of appropriate, safe gowns, hand sanitizing products and personal protective equipment for frontline medical teams is one of the patient care goals.

McLeod Health is now accepting the following items (new or unused):
• Gowns or body suits (Tyvek is a common brand name)
• Clorox wipes or other viral-level disinfectants
• Individual bottles of hand sanitizer
• N95 respirator masks – any size
• Surgical masks
• Goggles for eye protection
• Jumpsuits, painter’s suits, bunny suits – all sizes
• Face shields
• NITRILE gloves/clean (not sterile) gloves
• Head covers/bouffant bonnets

To arrange your donation to McLeod Health, please call 843-777-5082. PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF AT THE HOSPITALS OR OFFICES.

Food Donations Needed 

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

  • Dried Fruits
  • Canned Fruits
  • Snack Size Fruit Cups
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta - spaghetti, macaroni, pasta sides
  • Rice (1-2lb bags)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Tuna (individual cans or packs
  • Chicken (individual cans)
  • Granola Bars
  • Shelf Stable Milk

Churches Assisting People (CAP): 307 Wright Boulevard, Conway, SC

  • Grits
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Meat
  • Pork and Beans
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Lima Beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned Spaghetti
  • Canned Carrots
  • Canned Potatoes
  • Canned Vegetables 

North Strand Helping Hand: 2501 Long Bay Road, Longs, SC

  • Rice
  • Dry Pasta of any kind 

The Salvation Army: 1415 2nd Avenue, Conway, SC

  • Meats (frozen or canned)
  • Kid Snacks (snacks, cereals, chips, etc)
  • Dry Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Shelf Stable Foods such as pop-top cans that do not need to be warmed or cooked

IMPACT Ministries Needs Food to Help Families in Need

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 info@impactmb.org.

Hand Sanitzers/Disinfectant Wipes Needed

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) is in need of the following supplies for volunteer drivers:

  • Hand sanitizer (250-300 needed)
  • Disinfectant wipes (enough for 300 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 & Food

A lot of their groups have pulled out and they are very short staffed for dinners and lunches. 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 so helpful for them.  

Grand Strand Humane Society Needs Food, Donations & Foster Families

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

Support Our Servers T-Shirt

Native Sons wants to help the local people who are in need while continuing to help and support our own employees.

We have created an online fundraising store to help raise money for servers, bartenders and other staff that are suddenly out of work. When purchasing “Support Our Servers” T-shirt from the online store and you select your favorite restaurant or bar as the business to receive the proceeds. The restaurant decides how best to disburse these funds to their employees. We want to raise thousands of dollars for families that need help in our community!  

The online store will raise money restaurant employees and also help Native Sons employees by having shirts to print. It’s a Win-Win! The T-shirt will cost $25 plus shipping. The selected business will receive $15 per shirt. Native Sons will use the remaining $10 to pay for the cost of the shirt and the cost of the labor and materials to print the shirts and fulfill the orders.

Complimentary Health Consultation

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.

Discounted Transportation

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.

Wall System and Dividers

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 sales@skutchi.com or call 888-993-3757 during our regular business hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Service Companies Respond to COVID-19 With Multiple Economic Initiatives for Members

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 – Spectrum is committed for 60 days starting March 16 to partner 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 5/13/2020. Learn More


South Carolina farms and businesses offerings delivery, on-farm pickup, CSAs, and other options during social distancing. Read More

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