MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - While the rain has stopped, the effects of flooding and the American Red Cross volunteers' efforts to help its victims have not.
Volunteers are providing people with shelter as well as supplies. They passed out food, drinks and cleaning products in Georgetown Tuesday. They plan to do the same in the Conway area Wednesday. An emergency operations center is still open in Myrtle Beach to coordinate relief efforts.
The American Red Cross has 700 volunteers throughout South Carolina right now. Many are from out of state.
"I was brought up believing that we have to start giving back and when I retired, it gave me the chance to really start doing that," said Dave Williams, who flew in to help from Alaska. "I don't know of any other way of life."
While volunteers continue to work, WMBF News has partnered with Digity Media to support them.
People can call 843-848-8000 between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday for the WMBF News phone bank.
They can also donate through Digity Media radio stations starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
"Somebody probably knows somebody that was affected one way or another," said Dave Priest, of WRNN. "I think between all of our stations plus the WMBF family of stations, we'll probably be able to hit a lot of people."
Throughout the morning, Digity Media stations will play the stories of real people who have experienced flooding in the area.
"You start to forget a little bit when you're not seeing the water pooled up outside your street, so this will help remind people that our friends and neighbors need help," said B.J Kinard, of WKZQ.
You can also go to the following link to donate now: http://www.redcross.org/cm/wmbf-pub