Hurricane Sandy Relief Drives: How you can help

      Below are the relief efforts happening in our area for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. If you have an event you'd like to see added, just email us at

      Waccamaw Elementary School in Pawleys Island

      *collecting through 11/9

      *Needed: Baby supplies such as diapers, wipes, Desitin/A&D ointment, baby powder, baby bottles... blankets, coats, socks, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, non-perishable food items

      *the number to the school is (843) 237-4233, if you have any questions

      One Punch Fitness in Carolina Forest

      *truck leaving at 2 p.m. on 11/16

      Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information, call (843) 903-7290

      *needed: rubber gloves, trash bags, bleach, winter clothes for adults, children, toddlers, and infants, gift cards to Walmart, Best Buy, Lowes Home Improvement, Home Depot, checks, cash, canned food, cereal, oatmeal, dried fruits, nuts, batteries of all kind, flashlights, bottled or jugged water, mops, brooms, work gloves, masks, gas cans, gasoline, and contractor bags, mops, brooms.

      NJ Hurricane Relief drop offs

      *collecting through Wednesday, 11/14


      Scott B. Umstead, PA,

      4226 Mayfair Street, Ste 100

      Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

      C21 The Harrelson Group

      4999 Carolina Forest Blvd. Ste 18

      Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

      Crafty Rooster

      1125 3rd Ave.

      Conway, SC 29526

      Cook and Roy

      10409 N. Kings Hwy,

      Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

      Flynn's Irish Tavern

      421 Main Street

      North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

      Exclusively Encore Salon

      Market Common

      926 Iris St., Unit H

      Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

      Or, for pick up, call Melissa Lucas at (843) 997-5755 or Shannon Kornek at (843) 855-1145

      *needed baby food, diapers, pull-ups, toiletries, tylenol/advil, hair brushes, Ziplock bags, restaurant gift cards (many still w/out power and need a hot meal, so any restaurant chain would work), new underwear & socks, hats, coats, gloves, work gloves, peanut butter, snack foods, batteries, air mattresses, baby supplies, blankets, canned/boxed food, kids' toys, laundry soap, bleach, clothes, thermal cups with lids, trash bags, rubber gloves, pet food

      Total Media Relief

      November 12, WPDE will join other area radio and television stations for "Total Media Relief" to benefit the American Red Cross efforts in the areas impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

      *We will broadcast live starting at 5 a.m. during Good Morning Carolinas on WPDE and continue throughout the day, including our 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. newscasts.

      *Monetary collections will take place from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. in front of Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach.

      *Only monetary donations will be accepted at this drive.

      Aromas Pizza/United Way

      November 10, Aromas Pizza at 10799 Highway 707 in Murrells Inlet will hold a fundraiser to benefit those impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

      *From noon until close on Saturday

      *With every $10 donation, you get two slices of pizza and a fountain drink

      *Proceeds from the event go to the United Way

      *There is also a website collecting donations