MYRTLE BEACH — Thursday is the last day the American Red Cross shelter for Carolina Forest fire victims will be open.
Anna Kate Twitty, regional communications officer for the Red Cross, said the shelter at the Beach Church on George Bishop Parkway will close at 7 p.m. Thursday.
She said the shelter no longer has residents.
“The good thing is this means they’ve been able to find other places to stay,” Twitty said. “The community has just come together to create alternative places for these folks. That’s the good news that we don’t need to have our shelter open anymore.”
Residents unable to go to the shelter who need assistance can call 477-0020.
Since the fire Saturday evening, the Red Cross has registered 194 residents in the shelter and provided more than 1,500 meals and 3,280 snacks and drinks to residents and first responders, Twitty said.
Trained Red Cross mental health workers continue providing emotional support to people affected by the fire.
Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381, or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_akelley.