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As news of the Russia-Ukraine war reached our shores, Grand Strand residents and businesses started organizing ways to help. Below you’ll find relief efforts and resources.
Here’s how Grand Strand businesses are supporting Ukraine. Tell us what your business is doing to be added to the list by emailing Amanda.Blomquist@VisitMyrtleBeach.com. Please put Ukraine in the email subject line.
Aid organizations during a U.S. Chamber of Commerce briefing said cash support is most helpful because there are no associated shipping costs, transportation delays or custom fees.
Coastal Dance Centre is partnering with Coastal Carolina Univeristy to send items to Ukraine. Items from this list can be dropped off at either Coastal Dance Centre studios in The Market Common through April 9.
Tidal Creek Brewery is donating 50 percent of proceeds from sales of their Slava Ukraini beer, formerlly called the Driftwood Dark Lager, to the Ukranian relief fund. Additionally, customers can round up their bar tabs to donate throughout the month of March. Tidal Creek Brewhouse, 3421 Knoles St., Myrtle Beach
Metglas, Inc. is fundraising to send care packages of self-defense items and medical supplies to people in Dnipro.
RipTydz Oceanfront is hosting Cornhole for Ukraine by Coastal Tailgating starting at 1 p.m. March 26. Tickets cost $20 per player. All entry fees benefit the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund.
Red Door Realty is donating a portion of proceeds from sales made between March 21 and May 1, 2022.
Here is a list of U.S. Chamber partners responding to the most immediate needs that you might consider supporting:
Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine has created a global crisis. The current situation is not only a humanitarian crisis, but also one that will have impacts on the U.S. economy and the global business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special briefing.
March 4, 2 p.m.
During this special briefing, the topics covered will include an overview of:
• The current situation in Ukraine and measures being taken by the United States and our allies
• Russian cyber capability, current activity and how businesses should prepare for potential disruption
• The impact to our energy resources and domestic energy policy
• The humanitarian crisis and what businesses can do to assist
• John Murphy, Senior Vice President, International Affairs
• Chris Roberti, Senior Vice President, Cyber Intelligence and Security
• Marty Durbin, President, Global Energy Institute
• Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
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