During this time of uncertainty, we in the Carolinas come together as a community, to help our neighbors. Here are some of the ways local businesses are here to help you and your family.

To be included on the Help Our Neighbors page click here to fill out a form or email us at 13cares@wbtw.com and tell us what your business is doing to help our community.
(free delivery, special offers, etc)

First Responders/Healthcare Workers

Walmart: Two Walmart locations to allow first responders & healthcare workers to shop Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and will need to show and employee I.D. The two Walmart locations are:
151 Myrtle Ridge Dr, Conway, SC 29526
10820 Kings Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Read Story here.

Starbucks: Free coffee to front-line responders to COVID-19 until May 3. Any customer who identifies as a first responder or front-line worker supporting the healthcare system will receive a tall brewed coffee — hot or iced — at no charge. That includes police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers. Read Story here.

Dollar General: Providing all medical personnel, first responders, and activated National Guardsmen with a 10 percent discount on qualifying purchases. Must present employment badge or ID. Discount will be offered through April 30, 2020.

BP Gas Stations: Offering 50 cents off per gallon to local first responders, doctors, nurses and hospital workers. Those who want to sign up need to verify their status through ID.me, which is a website that “simplifies how individuals prove and share their identity online.” Details here

Employment & Workforce

Information on applying for SC Unemployment Insurance Benefits – Details here.
Q&A related to the Coronavirus and SC unemployment insurance benefits – Details here.
If you need assistance applying call 1-866-831-1724 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Coast RTA: No longer requiring fares beginning Thursday, April 2 until further notice. Read story here.
For latest information: 843-488-0865, View Website, or Facebook


Local restaurants providing free meals to students: more info here.

Grab-and-Go Meals for Horry County Students – Details here
More information on Pick-up Locations here
More information on delivery locations here

CAP & the Community Kitchen Food banks: Both in need of food donations and volunteers.
To make a food donation to the Community Kitchen, click here.
To make a food donation to CAP, click here.

Elderly Resources

Georgetown County Sheriff begins prescription drug pick-up and delivery service for seniors and high risk people – Details here.

BI-LO and Winn-Dixie: Modified hours and dedicated shopping time to seniors and other high-risk groups: read more here(9 a.m. Thursday, March 19)

Target: Starting Wednesday, the retailer will “reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests,” Target said, adding it is “encouraging other guests to plan their shopping trips around this timeframe.” 

Kroger: The stores will block off 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday for those over 60 and high-risk individuals, as defined by the CDC. That will begin March 23.

Sam’s Club: Starting March 26th, stores will have dedicated shopping hours and a “shop from your car” service for seniors and those with disabilities or compromised immune systems. Shopping hours are every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
More Details here.

Dollar General: Dedicating the first hour each morning to senior customers with the goal to provide at-risk neighbors the opportunity to shop for essential items in a less crowded environment

Community Outreach

Strand Security: As an essential business, Strand Security is staying open to serve the Grand Strand community and the surrounding areas. Beyond your security needs, Strand Security is focused on the “at risk” population and are there to help. If you or someone you know needs help obtaining essential items (such as groceries), please call your friends at Strand Security at 843-318-6392.
Don’t forget to visit their Facebook page or their website to learn important tips about how to keep you and your loved ones safe while at home during this stressful time.  

Mental Health

S.C. Department of Mental Health: Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources.

Pet Care Resources

Can animals get the coronavirus? Read Story here.

River Oaks Animal Hospital: Lobby is closed to the public. They are taking appointments by curbside visits only. Read Story here.

Special Offers

Oyster Rock: $8 Lunch Specials until 3 p.m., $10 dinner until 8 p.m. Curbside Pick-up from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. Full lunch menu available. Call 910-579-6875
Discounted gift cards – $100 gift card for $75, and $200 gift card marked down to $150.
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The Boundary House: Curbside Pick-up & Family Style To-Go orders (along with $10 Meal Specials) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. When placing your order we can add any canned/bottle wine or beer! Call 910-579-8888
Discounted gift cards – $100 gift card for $75, and $200 gift card marked down to $150.
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Sparks Toyota: Offering limited pick-up and delivery for service appointments. For complete details call 888-319-6885
Providing discounted financing rates as low as zero percent for many models, a widened 90 Days to First Payment program and special discounts on all new Toyota’s.
Offering complimentary home delivery for any vehicle purchase, and offering at home test drive.
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Carolina Cool, Inc: Offering Indoor Air Quality Solutions and home & Business Sanitizing Services. Also responding to HVAC, plumbing and electrical needs as well as providing maintenance services. Call 843.238.5805 or email service@carolinacool.com
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East Coast Honda: Will pick up your vehicle for routine service, maintenance, and/or warranty work and return when complete with no additional charge. Providing remote test drives on every vehicle in stock. For concierge service needs and concierge test drive call 843-215-6500
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East Coast Volkswagen: Will pick up your vehicle for routine service, maintenance, and/or warranty work and return when complete with no additional charge. Providing remote test drives on every vehicle in stock. For concierge service needs and concierge test drive call 843-215-6500
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Jake’s Heating and Cooling: Proud to continue serving our friends and neighbors during the COVID-19 situation. Our 24/7 Emergency Hotline is still in full swing and we’re standing ready to handle any situation that may arise. We hope everyone stays safe during this troubling time. Remember, we’re all in this together! Give us a call today at 843-399-6786.
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Horry Georgetown Technical College

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Horry County Solid Waste Authority

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