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Helping those affected by the Front Street Fire

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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. 

Fire Relief

Georgetown 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.

UPDATE: Donations to the Front Street Fire Relief Fund can now also be made online at: http://georgetownfirerelief.com/

This donation site was posted on the City of Georgetown Facebook page.

Brian 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. 

Funds 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.

Donations 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.

Residents displaced by the fire have been set up at the Quality Inn by the American Red Cross.

Facebook 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

Friday 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 at 843-485-4210

A Walk Down Front Street – October 7 through December 24

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, 2013.

Walking Shadows Ghost Tours - 800 Front St, Georgetown

Walking 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, 8 p.m.

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 fire.

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