Businesses step up to assist families displaced by Carolina Forest fire

Businesses, residents offer help for fire victims
Courtesy: Malinda Shadoan
Courtesy: Malinda Shadoan

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Several businesses in the Grand Strand have stepped up to assist displaced victims of the Carolina Forest Fire.

All this week, a portion of proceeds from Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventure will be going to fire victims, according to the owner of the zipline attraction located at the site of the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion. In addition, victims displaced by the fire, and firefighters and their family are invited to visit the attraction when ready to relax and "get their zip on!"

Owner Shane Bull also says they want to hose a zipline and cookout day to honor the courage and bravery of the firefighters on Sunday, April 14.

Girl Scout Troop 918 out of Conway raised enough money to donate over 300 boxes of cookies to residents of the affected area, according to a Facebook message from Malinda Shadoan.

"This made our day to maybe brighten someone's day, even for just a moment," she stated.

Fostering Hope in downtown Conway is here to serve the victims of the fire. They can contact 843-254-8168 to set up an appointment to get clothing and other items for children.

The VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital is boarding animals of affected individuals and families for free. Their staff can be reached at 843-903-1900, and pets can be taken to 4808 US 501, Myrtle Beach.

Pets Inn Paradise Island is offering to assist the families whose homes were burned. They will board cats or dogs at no charge for a week while the affected people are in temp housing. They can be reached at 843-314-3849 or 843-957

The Quality Inn in Conway, next to El Patio, is offering discounted rates for displaced residents, and they do accept pets. Call 347-7254 for more information.

Ya Ya's Consignment in Conway has clothes available for women and girls. Anyone affected by the fire can call Donna Carrillo at 843-467-1991 - she will meet you at the shop or find a different ways to get clothes to fire victims.

According to a post on Facebook, Ron Jon's Bar and Grille is having a Community Fundraiser for those families who have lost their homes in the Carolina Forest Fire on Monday, March 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. They are offering a ziti dinner for $7 for adults and $5 for children, as well as a 50/50, and a silent auction. Then post states many businesses have already donated to the silent auction.

The post also states that Ron Jon's Bar and Grille will be a drop-off point for any donations of clothes, pet supplies, personal hygiene items, and more.

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