MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WPDE) - The employees of Dead Dog Saloon, a local restaurant destroyed by a fire in late February, are getting some financial help.
The group of workers with the Dead Dog Saloon each received a $905 check Friday afternoon.
The money comes from a benefit held two weeks ago to help them since many have been out of work since the fire.
The community raised $34,000 at the benefit. Workers say the money will help them make ends meet.
"I tell you what this is Good Friday today and it's definitely a wonderful Friday I couldn't ask for better the community has been so wonderful to us," says Cindy Roberts, a Dead Dog employee.
I've lived here almost my whole life and I've never seen nothing like that. They cared so much to help all of us out that's lost their jobs I don't know how to put it in words. It's just the greatest thing ever
," added Lexi Boren-Palmer, a Dead Dog employee.
The rebuilding of the Dead Dog Saloon is ahead of schedule and will open in June.
All employees are expected to return to work.