GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC
(WMBF) - As the Georgetown continues to heal following the devastating fire on
Front Street, the community is still providing aid to those who lost their
jobs, homes and businesses.
The below organizations and businesses have put together special fundraiser's to help
their people in need.
County Emergency Management and the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce are
working with those most affected by the Front St. fire. Anyone who is able to
offer lodging or employment help is asked to call the Georgetown County Chamber
of Commerce at 843-546-8436.
The Front Street
Fire Relief Fund has
been established for anyone wishing to make a monetary donation to directly
help Georgetown residents who have been impacted. To make cash donations, call
843-546-8591 or visit any First Citizens branch in South Carolina.
Tucker, president of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce explained the funds
generated in the Front Street Fire Relief Fund will go directly in some way to
all victim's affected by the fire. Tucker says a committee has been set up to
review and determine exactly how the funds will be divided. The committee will
consist of various people across the city of Georgetown.
donated at the Georgetown Kraft Credit Union or The First Federal Bank will
mainly be used for the American Red Cross to use at future emergencies.
to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army are always valuable. Visit
redcross.org/coastalsc and doingthemostgood.org for more information on
contributing to disaster relief efforts.
displaced by the fire have been set up at the Quality Inn by the American Red
page has also
been set up to help find work for the people who lost their jobs. If you would
like to hire any of the victims, visit this Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1bMUYP2
night, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Duncan Methodist Church raised $8,000 during a dinner and
fundraiser for the victims and first responders. The funds raised will go into
the Front Street Fire Relief Fund.. Employment applications were also be
available for anyone who lost their job.
One Georgetown Walk-A-Thon Sunday, October 13
This event is sponsored
by The Georgetown School of Arts and the Mitney Project. Sunday beginning at
9:30 a.m. participants are invited to Portofinios for a coffee and bake sale.
The five mile walk will begin at the First Citizens Bank at 1 p.m., and lead
through the historic district of Georgetown. Students from the Georgetown
School of Arts and Sciences and anyone with the Mitney Project will obtain
sponsors for the walk-a-thon, and all other participants will pay a set
donation fee, to be determined. Following the walk, there will be a barbeque
pig roast for a $12 donation at Portofinios. Twenty-five percent of funds
raised from the barbeque, and alcohol sales will go to the fire fund. There
will be live music from Dustin A. Shenfelder.
Witzel Art Auction – Sunday, October 13
The art auction will
take place at Portofinios, and tickets are $20 per person. There will be live
music and appetizers. All proceeds from the ticket cost and silent and live
auctions will be given to John Walters to help rebuild his studio and replace
art supplies destroyed in the fire. For more information, contact Portofinios
A Walk Down Front Street – October 7 through December
The Georgetown County
Historical Society Museum will donate 50 percent of the purchase price of "A
Walk Down Front Street" to the fire relief fund, as well as 10 percent from the
proceeds of all other publications. The fundraiser will run until December 24,
Shadows Ghost Tours - 800 Front St, Georgetown
Shadows Ghost tours will be giving a benefit ghost tour on Saturday 10/12/2013
at 9PM, to benefit those affected by the Front Street Fire. All benefits go to
support those involved. Cost is $12 per person, please RSVP.
The Marvelous Wonderettes Caps and Gowns – October 24,
Tickets to the encore
presentation of the musical presented by Swamp Fox Players & The Strand
Cinema will cost $25. Patron memberships will not be honored from this event,
and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the victims of the Front Street
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