Area Recovery Cooperative begins Myrtle Beach hurricane relief fund

News13 photo: Myrtle Beach storm damage
News13 photo: Myrtle Beach storm damage

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Many parts of Myrtle Beach were hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. While the damage is still being assessed by emergency crews, relief is already underway for both coastal and inland residents of Horry County impacted by this severe storm.

A disaster recovery fund, initiated by the Area Recovery Cooperative, Inc. is now accepting donations. The funds collected for the “Help The Grand Strand” disaster recovery fund will be used for human services that are currently unmet, enabling the residents of the entire Myrtle Beach area to recover from the storm as quickly as possible.

Donors can help in three ways:

  1. Mail a check
    Make your check payable to Waccamaw Community Foundation.  In the memo line of your check, specify Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund.Mail to the Waccamaw Community Foundation at 3655 S. Highway 17 Business Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
  2. Pay by phone
    Call 1-800-356-3016.  Beginning 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, operators will be happy to assist you in processing a credit card payment.
  3. Pay Online
    Click here
    to process your payment online. Please specify Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund.

The ARC was established after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 to allow individuals and businesses to help those in need. The fund is administered by the Waccamaw Community Foundation, an organization established in 1999 to assist with charitable donations. Money raised does not go directly to individuals, but to local nonprofit agencies providing specific human relief needs for local citizens.