Help #Matthew Victims - North Carolina | South Carolina

Hopefully all of your homes, families, and businesses did not incur too much damage from Hurricane Matthew. The process of getting businesses back to normal may take a while for some, but we are thankful to the various governmental departments, utility companies, and community organizations that have expedited this process. We hope that the below resources will further assist you and our community during this process.

Members Offering Planning/Recovery Resources

Many in the Little River and surrounding communities came together to help each other during this disaster, and our local businesses are also extending their own resources to the community. 

A&I Fire and Water Restoration is a full-service general contractor specializing in quality insurance repairs and property restoration. We have been in the business since 1974 and have become the name to trust for all fire, water and mold losses.
Learn More: Call (843) 448-8485

Beach Signs offers sign maintenance on any type of signs. Mention this webpage and 50% off service work and signs now through the end of October. 
Learn More: Call (843) 734-1526 or email

‚ÄčContract Exteriors - We're your trusted solution. When you home's been hit by a storm, don't trust your roof repair to just anyone. We're a Master Elite® Roofing Contractor certified by GAF - North America's largest roofing manufacturer. We also specialize in James Hardie® Fiber Cement siding, decking and rails, and energy efficient windows.
Learn More: Call (843) 357-9234 or visit our website:

CresCom Bank is offering their facilities and bottled water to workers if they need to use the restrooms while working locally. 
Learn More: Call 843-429-2511

HTC has free Wi-Fi at all of their retail locations. AT&T customers in affected areas are also having their data overage charges waive through 10/16. Displaced customers are being offered 30 days of free call forwarding. 
Learn More: Residential - 843-365-2154, Businesses - 843-365-2155

Lee Funeral Home is taking donations of non-perishable items including food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc. to be delivered Oct. 21 - until. 
Learn More: 843-390-2525

LifeQuest Swim & Fitness has opened up their shower facilities at no charge for residents who still don't have power. Use their pool/hot tub/sauna for only $5. 
Learn More: 843-399-2582

Medieval Times put their chivalry into action by assisting with the cleanup efforts in the Grand Strand after Hurricane Matthew! Photos
Learn More: Contact Amanda Coy at 843-236-4635 ext. 2703 or

Myrtle Beach Small Business Development Center offers assistance in SBA Disaster Loans to the general public. We can offer assistance to those businesses that were affected by the recent storm in addition to all of the other services that we currently offer. There are no fees associated with our consultative services.
Learn More: Contact Janet Graham at (843) 349-5070 or, or visit their website

Palmettoscapes Landscape Supply has been assisting residents with clearing large debris. via Windjammer POA
Learn More: Contact Caleb Wiggins at 843-455-9049 or

Waccamaw Publishers is happy to offer a 30% discount to any business that would like to advertise their services with rebuilding/restoration projects of homes and businesses in our area: such as, window companies, siding, roofing, fire & water restoration companies, tree removal, landscaping, etc. 
Learn More: Contact Robin McGee at 843-488-7252 or through the end of November. 

Village at the Glens is extending exclusive rates to any insurance adjuster, handyman, construction workers, etc. who need local accommodation now through February. Thank you for all of your hard work!
Learn More: Call 843-249-1046 ext. 1

For additional local businesses - including landscaping and home or auto repair and more - click here.

Additional Resources


Many South Carolinians recieved email updates about power outages - this is a phishing scam. If you don't know the email address, don't click it! 

Santee Cooper customers, especially business customers, are being hit by scammers identifying themselves as Santee Cooper. Be on high alert - never pay if you are called and asked to pay within a specific time frame or with a specific type of payment (card). Go to a local office or call their local number (843-249-3505) to verify or make any payment. This can is a good rule of thumb for other calls you receive, too.

Please be cautious of anyone calling you to say that you have a warrant or will have a warrant for your arrest for not paying your taxes or not coming to jury duty. They will ask you to bring them certified funds, a money order or a cashiers check. The Horry County Sheriff's Office WILL NOT request any money from you, these phone calls are scams, they are very convincing and even frightening to some individuals. Please feel free to contact us at the Sheriff's Office if you have any questions at 843-915-5450

There have been reports that people are posing as FEMA agents. Don’t just assume someone works for FEMA, please ask for credentials! You may also call FEMA at 800-621-3362.

To protect against fraud, citizens are encouraged to always use licensed and bonded contractors and ask for credentials. Use South Carolina contractors if you can. To find out if a contractor is licensed in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's website or call 803-896-4696. Click here to download a Contractor Fraud Checklist.

Please utilize our Business Directory - it is full of chamber members that are credible businesses.

For Businesses

In this animation Hurricane Matthew travels up the east coast from Florida to the Carolinas. On October 8, 2016 Matthew (still a category 2 hurricane) dumps massive amounts of rain throughout the southeast dousing North and South Carolina. GPM then flies over the area revealing precipitation rates on the ground. As we zoom in closer, GPM's DPR sensor reveals a curtain of 3D rain rates within the massive weather system. To download:
Credits: NASA SVS