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2005 Severe Weather Shelters

Open House Schedule
Coastal SC Chapter, American Red Cross

  • Georgetown County: 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at the Georgetown Service Center, 537 Lafayette Circle in Georgetown.

  • Williamsburg County: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, September 29, at the Williamsburg County Recreation Department, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree.

Georgetown and Horry County
Chapters Merge to Form the New
SC Coastal Chapter of the American Red Cross

On Friday, July 1st, the Georgetown and Horry County Red Cross chapters merged into the S.C. Coastal Chapter. Sandra Quinn, director of the Georgetown chapter, will serve as director of the Georgetown Service Center. Angela Nicholas, former Horry County Red Cross director, will be executive director of the Coastal Chapter. 

The merger will improve services by pooling financial and human resources from both chapters, thus making the operation more efficient. The chapter will continue to provide services to Williamsburg County. Williamsburg is classified as a “service delivery area” but provides a large share of manpower to the local Red Cross chapter.

Other chapter mergers have taken place across the state this year. The chapters in Greenville, Greenwood and Abbeville became the Upstate Chapter of the Red Cross in November. Declining donor dollars and an increased need for services has prompted the American Red Cross to trim the number of chapters nationwide from about 1,200 to about 830 in the past 10 years.

Volunteer Reception and Annual Meeting

The Georgetown County Chapter held its 88th - and last - volunteer reception and annual meeting Thursday night at the Stewart Parker House. John Kiesling of North Litchfield Beach was named the Erma L. Rosen Volunteer of the Year for Georgetown County, and Ethel L. Brown of Hemingway was named Williamsburg County Volunteer of the Year.

2004 Totals were announced for Georgetown and Williamsburg counties:

  • Blood donations: 669 pints in Georgetown and 551 in Williamsburg.
  • Health and safety: 598 certificates in Georgetown and 120 in Williamsburg.
  • Information and referral: 1,167 calls in Georgetown and 169 in Williamsburg.
  • Disaster preparation: 60 participants in Georgetown and 208 in Williamsburg.
  • Armed forces emergencies: 152 in Georgetown and 73 in Williamsburg.
  • Single family disasters: 70 in Georgetown and 136 in Williamsburg.

“The Last Day of Tip Top Inn”
September 21, 1989
by Danny McLaughlin

With accommodations for over 90 people, the
Tip Top Inn of Pawleys Island became a favorite place to visit for many families from across the United States. Second and third generations of these families would visit year after year on the same dates that become a tradition with their parents and grandparents. Many remember the Tip Top Inn of Pawleys Island with affection.
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The Georgetown County Chapter of The American Red Cross is offering this print in its memory as a means to help finance our services to the community .

All Proceeds Go To The American Red Cross

First Aid Kits

Conveniently-sized First Aid Kits are now available through your local Red Cross Chapter. To Purchase, or for more information, please call our office at 843-546-5422. 

First Aid Flip Guide $7.00
Wallet Size First Aid Kit $2.00
Key Chain First Aid Kit $6.00
Personal Pack First Aid Kit $9.00
Sports Pack First Aid Kit $13.00
Large Pack First Aid Kit $24.00

We Also offer First Aid and CPR Classes! More Info...

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