Carolina Forest Wildfire: How You Can Help

In the aftermath of the weekend wildfires in Carolina Forest, hundreds are displaced, with nothing more than the belongings on their backs.  Thankfully, we live in a gracious community and everyone wants to help – somehow.  That being said, we’ve compiled some information to help you decide which is the best avenue for showing your support for those in need.

The Coastal Carolina American Red Cross has been at the center of disaster relief efforts here before, and are a fantastic organization in the wake of this fire, as well, providing over a thousand meals and snacks already for the 189 residents they’re sheltering.  Visit their page HERE to donate money to help!  The Red Cross also advises “If you would like to donate non-cash items, the Red Cross recommends contacting their partner agencies, Goodwill and Salvation Army or contacting other local non-profit organizations in the community that accept non-cash items.”

Also, The American Red Cross and Goodwill have set up their command center for accepting donations in the X-Gym, across from the Beach Church on George Bishop Parkway. They are accepting all donations collected at other Goodwill locations throughout Horry County and those collecting at businesses working to help the victims. YOU CAN BRING DONATIONS DIRECTLY TO THIS LOCATION.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Carolina Forest) will donate 10% of all food proceeds through Friday, March 22nd,  to relief efforts.

NEW: Girl Scout Troop 61 will be holding a car wash at the Horry County Bank, across from CFE, on Saturday March 23rd from 10am – 2pm. Cashdonations will go to the Windsor Green Fire Victims. Please come out and help our neighbors.

Alta Surf Apartment Homes will collect for affected families beginning Monday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will accept any type of donation. They can be reached at 843-903-0403 and are located at 101 Breakers Drive in Myrtle Beach.

Fostering Hope in Conway may be contacted at 843-254-8168 to set up an appointment to get clothing and other items for children.

Murphy Express is a drop-off location for fire victims, as well.  Visit any of their four locations (17 Bypass in Surfside, in Garden City near Walmart, as well as in Conway and Carolina Forest.

The Grand Strand Humane Society has been updating on their Facebook page the missing pets from the affected community.  Visit their page often and help find these missing four-legged loved ones.