The Myrtle Beach Area, known locally as the “Grand Strand,” suffered only minimal damage from hurricane Florence. While our community is grateful that the storm did not wreak much havoc on our beautiful 60-mile shoreline, we are well aware that our neighbors were significantly impacted by Florence and the subsequent flooding. In the spirit of giving to those in need, many Grand Strand businesses are extending special discounts and offers to people who have been displaced by this terrible storm.
People impacted from the flooding in South Carolina and North Carolina and need refuge can find it in the Myrtle Beach area. This includes people evacuating from flooded areas in Horry and Georgetown counties and surrounding areas. Visit Myrtle Beach is providing a list of special offers from hotels that would be happy to accommodate evacuees in this time of need. Because even displaced travelers need food and entertainment, there are also some restaurants and attractions reaching out to provide offers. A complete list can be found at visitmyrtlebeach.com.
“I am truly inspired by the cooperation shown between North and South Carolina and all of the communities in the areas affected by Florence,” said Karen Riordan, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “While we are so grateful that the Grand Strand was spared major damage, we also know that many were not so lucky. Those people now desperately need our help. It is a testament to our fine community that so many businesses are reaching out to help evacuees.”
Visit Myrtle Beach will continue to update these offers as received from the hospitality industry. Offers can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few other ways people can assist with storm recovery efforts.
Contribute to the Help the Grand Strand Disaster Recovery Fund at HelpTheGrandStrand.com.
Support Horry County Disaster Relief and Waccamaw VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster at DisasterHelp.me.
Show your #CAREolinas spirit by supporting the NC or SC Relief Funds at CAREolinas.com.
About Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Stretching from Little River to Pawleys Island and comprising 14 distinct communities, the Myrtle Beach area is home to 60 miles of sandy beaches, an assortment of entertainment and family attractions and world-class golf. Popularly known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area presents the quintessential vacation experience peppered with plenty of Southern hospitality. For additional information on the Myrtle Beach area, visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com or call (888) Myrtle-1.