CAROLINA FOREST, SC (WMBF) - Those looking to assist families displaced by the fire in Carolina Forest that destroyed or damaged 26 buildings in the Windsor Green complex have several options.
At this time, those wishing to make monetary donations to assist families are being referred to the Red Cross. You can coordinate a donation by called the Red Cross main line: 1-800-RED-CROSS, going to redcross.org, or by visiting one of the seven local Red Cross offices listed here:
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.
"During our Wednesday karaoke show at Tavern in the Forest, we're asking for donations of: Toiletries, diapers, non-perishable food items, clothes, blankets and bedding. Of course, monetary donations will be accepted as well. All donations will be delivered to the local shelter... Thursday morning. Any monetary donations will go directly to the American Red Cross efforts locally." The address for The Tavern in the Forest is 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd,& Myrtle Beach.
"The employees of AMS Ambulance Company in Conway,SC are accepting donations tomorrow at Agape Assisted Living Facility. 2320 HWY 378 Conway, SC 29526. They will be there between the hours of 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.. They will be accepting ANY and ALL donations for the fire victims. Clothes, toys, blankets, toiletries, non perishable food, bottled water, diapers, etc. Just look for the crews by the ambulance. Their goal is to fill at least one ambulance with necessities that the victims so desperately need. All donations will be taken to the shelter and given to the Red Cross first thing Monday morning!"
We will continue to update this story as we get details on what is needed by those displaced by the fire, and where donations can be made.