Ways You Can Help Carolina Forest Fire Victims

Mar 19, 2013 -- 10:29am

Thanks to WPDE for posting all of the ways that you can get involved and help our neighbors displaced by Saturday's fire. 189 residents of Windsor Green have been accounted for but will need to start rebuilding their lives. Here is the list of ways to help on carolinalive.com

 Below is the information the Red Cross asks that fire victims use to receive assistance and the public use to make donations.


**All displaced residents should go to Beach Church and register to get assistance through them. Beach Church is at 557 George Bishop Parkway in Myrtle Beach.

**All people wishing to donate food can do so at Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach at 1411 Mr. Joe White Ave. Their number is (843) 448-8451.

**All clothing, bedding and furniture can be donated to the Carolina Forest Goodwill at 2164 Oak Heart Road.

**All monetary donations can be made to the United Way of Horry County at 761 Century Circle, Conway. Their number is (843) 347-5195.

The Red Cross is set up to take monetary donations only. You can donate at www.redcross.org, by calling 843-477-0020, or via mail at 3531 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577.


Benchmark Management is accepting monetary donations and clothes. Checks need to be made out to the American Red Cross: Disaster Relief. Donations will be delivered to the Red Cross so they can be dispersed to the fire victims. Cash donations need to be delivered to the American Red Cross at 3531 Pampas Drive in Myrtle Beach. Benchmark Management locations are:

North Myrtle Beach 414 Main Street North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

South End Office 11943 Grand Haven Drive, Suite C Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

North Carolina Office 1780-1 Chandlers Lane Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Carolina Care Medical Supply, LLC is accepting donations from anyone in the Conway - Aynor area. They will collect items and deliver them to wherever they need to go. They are also accepting monetary donations that will be given to Conway National Bank for deposit into their fund.

Verizon Wireless and Goodwill are collecting non-perishable food items, personal hygiene supplies and clothing (unused undergarments, including socks, underwear and bras are especially needed) at the Verizon store at 551 Seaboard Street. In addition to serving as a collection point, Verizon will have a charging station available to allow the fire victims to charge their phones, use the Internet or make phone calls.

The "X" Sports Complex on George Bishop Parkway across from Beach Church is collecting personal hygiene items, clothing, furniture, etc.

Fingertips Nail Salon on 3rd Ave in Conway is accepting clothes and personal hygiene items to be delivered.

Boston Pizza in Carolina Forest is accepting donations at 2005 Oak Heart Road. They are organized to accept clothing and supplies.

If you or someone you know has lost their glasses in the fire, Carolina Forest Family Eyecare will replace their glasses for FREE. Dr. Weshefsky will donate his time for an examination if needed or honor a current eyeglass prescription. The frame and single vision lenses are FREE. Proof of residency is required. Please call the office for more details. 843-903-6262

LENSCRAFTERS will be working with those affected by the fire to replace eyeglasses through its charitable organization, ONE SIGHT. Please contact Vicki Greene, Lenscrafters Coastal Grand Mall, at 843-444-0070 for details.

Fostering Hope in Conway has items for children, teenagers, and young adults, including school supplies, hygiene items, clothing and more. The office in Conway at 319 Kingston Street in Conway will be open all week for anyone who needs help. They will also deliver needed items to the shelter at Beach Church. Call 843-254-8168 for more information.

Donations of any kind can be dropped off at Weichert Realtors Southern Coast in the Kroger shopping center in Carolina Forest starting Monday morning.

Donations of any kind can be dropped off at Jersey Bagels and Subs at 4006 Postal Way, Unit D in Myrtle Beach.

Buffalo Wild Wings of Carolina Forest will donate 10% of food sales from Monday 3/18 - Friday 3/22 to help the victims of the fires. The restaurant already donated $1,000 in gift cards to displaced victims of the fires to come in and eat.

Ron Jon's is having a community fundraiser Monday, March 18 from 5pm to 8pm. The ziti dinner is $7 a plate for adults and $5 a plate for kids. You can eat in or take the food to go. There will be a 50/50 drawing. They are also accepting donations of clothes, pet supplies, and personal hygiene items.

There will be a fundraiser at The Tavern in the Forest, at 8:00pm on Wednesday, March 20th.

Carolina Forest High School will do a benefit presentation of Phantom of the Opera on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30. All proceeds for the night's performance will be used to benefit those impacted by the fire in Carolina Forest. All tickets are General Admission and will cost $20. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Thesbian Society are the sponsors of the event.

River Landing Apartment Homes is offering discounts to the victims of the fire. They offer 3 to 13 month lease terms and have homes ready for those in need. 843-903-3434 or www.riverlanding-apts.com

Carolina American Pickers thrift store at 1360 Hwy 501 will be offering free clothing, and discounts for household items.

Tommy at Coastline Pet Supply will help pet needs. Call the store at 843-293-8199.

Sonesta ES Suites is offering a discount off their already discounted weekly and monthly rates to any victim of the Windsor Green Fires and will waive the pet fees. The Sonesta ES Suites Myrtle Beach located next to Medieval Times off HWY 501.

Myrtle Beach Best Buy is offering employee discounts to victims to help them replace lost possessions. Anyone impacted will need to bring an ID that shows their place of residence and Best Buy will apply its employee discount to their purchase through the end of March.

Students who need school supplies,clothes, books etc should contact Caroline Chestnut with Horry County Schools at 843-488-6768.

VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital has free boarding for pets belonging to people displaced by the fire. Call 843-903-1900 for more information.

First Federal opened the Windsor Green Fire Relief Fund today with $2,500 to support ongoing American Red Cross efforts. The public may make a contribution by visiting any local First Federal Financial Center, including the 7-day-a-week centers located in select Wal-Mart locations.

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