NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – During the month of August, the North Myrtle Beach Fire Department collected canned food goods in support of Sea Haven's "Combat Hunger" project. The public assisted by donating and dropping off food at the City's fire stations.
North Myrtle beach firefighter/EMT Aaron Asbury said, the effort was a solid success. "We thank everyone who donated food to this good cause," Asbury said. "Because of them, homeless and at-risk high school and middle school students in our area will have food for the weekends. This will make all the difference in their ability to continue to focus on achieving success in their lives."
According to the City of North Myrtle Beach, Combat Hunger project focuses on providing local homeless and at-risk high school and middle school students with weekend food and informational materials. Combat Hunger currently benefits homeless and at-risk students in six local high schools and two middle schools. Backpacks containing food and informational materials are delivered by Sea Haven staff and volunteers to the schools on Friday, and school guidance counselors and other selected staff members distribute the packs in confidence to the students in need.
Sea Haven, Inc., located at 3892 Highway 9 in Little River, is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency crisis services for area youth ages 13-21. Its mission is to extend a helping hand to young people whose lives may be in disarray. Through positive intervention Sea Haven promotes opportunities for growth, learning, and happiness that might not be available in the experiences of such children. Sea Haven's efforts are supplementary to existing public sponsored programs.
For more information about Sea Haven, Inc., visit here or contact Wendy Gore, Development Director, Sea Haven, Inc., 843-399-8519.
For previous coverage on Combat Hunger click here.