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Hurricane Matthew Relief

On October 9, 2016 in Emergencies

Area Recovery Cooperative, Inc.

Media Contact:

Keith Pierce, APR

ARC Publicity Committee

O: (843) 916-7235; C (843) 582-4778

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach area, known to millions as a fun, family-beach and golf destination, was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. While the damage is still being assessed, relief is 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. (ARC), 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 as quickly as possible. 


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: 

Waccamaw Community Foundation

3655 S. Highway 17 Business

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Pay by phone
Call 1-800-356-3016.  Beginning 9 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2016, operators will be happy to assist you in processing a credit card payment.

2.       Pay Online
Click here to process your payment online. Please specify Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund.

Your generous donation offers assistance to local citizens in the Myrtle Beach area impacted by the hurricane. The fund also helps ensure the swift and efficient economic recovery of the Myrtle Beach area that you and millions of visitors come to enjoy year after year.

About the Area Recovery Cooperative

The ARC was established after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 to allow individuals and businesses to help those in need. Recognizing the need to initiate recovery efforts in the local community, the ARC opened the disaster recovery fund. The fund is administered by the Waccamaw Community Foundation, (WCF), an organization established in 1999 to assist with charitable donations. The WCF is affiliated with the Coastal Communities Foundation. Money raised does not go directly to individuals, but to local nonprofit agencies providing specific human relief needs for local citizens..