Heroes for Fire Survivors Campaign

  • Woman holding baby after house fire

Help A Family Who Has Lost Everything To A Home Fire

Every day, the American Red Cross rushes to help families devastated by disaster. In big cities and small towns, in rural America and right here in our community we provide immediate assistance to survivors and help them through those first, hard days of recovery.

When we arrive, often in the middle of the night, families are standing on curbs, in shock, too stunned to think about where to go or what to do. We comfort them—giving out hugs, blankets, coffee and anything that brings solace—and we begin guiding them through their next steps.

Working with each family, we create a list of immediate needs, which can include everything from shoes to diapers, from food to prescriptions. Then the Red Cross does something truly unique. We give that family a special card—a client assistance card—which is used to purchase life’s essentials.

You can imagine how much this means. When you’ve lost your home, and your family faces a night without beds or days without food, this simple card feels like a lifesaver.

Donate Now

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Hero for Fire Survivors in your local community please contact:

Lowcountry SC - Roberta Freer, 843-480-4233

Eastern SC - Nanci Conley, 843-477-0020.

Committee Members

Lowcountry Committee

Chair: Paul Heinauer, Glasspro

Co-Chair: Steven Meyer

Wilson Saleeby, Palmetto Electric Cooperative

Dawn Erickson, PuroClean Disaster Restoration

Will Jenkinson, Carolina One New Homes

Andy Morelli, Morelli Heating & Air

Tony Pope, State Farm

Lowcountry Donors

Adopted 12 fire families

Thomas H. Hart

Adopted 10 families

Wine Under the Oaks Silent Auction

Adopted 9 families

The Wrenn Group/Ray Wrenn

Adopted 6 families

Brian Hickey

Adopted 4 families

Brian Miller

Tina & Ricky Doscher

Adopted 2 families

Atlas Technologies, Inc

Beach Properties of Hilton Head

Big I

CPM Credit Union

Darby Development

Gary Baldwin

J. Musselman Construction, Inc.

Lloyd B Williams Family Fund

Palmetto Bluff, Crescent Communities

Paula Hampton State Farm

Rita and Harry Greenberger FD

Sanders Brothers Const. Co

Scott and Kaye Smith

State Farm - Kesia Brown

Adopted 1 family

AIA Charleston CRAN

Allison DiTullio State Farm

Belfor Property Restoration

Bethany United Methodist Church

Billy Swails State Farm

Carolina One New Homes

Catalyst Builders, Inc

Charles Chitwood State Farm -

Dave Manass/Cactus LLC

Debbie Elrod State Farm

DI Rotary

Disaster Plus/Fred Norris

Don Balderson

East West Partners

Employees of SEC&G

Ernest Masters, Jr.

Heather Bosse State Farm

Henry Roberts

Jack Tankersley State Farm

James & Karen Petros

Julie & Wes McKenna

Kapstone Paper & Packaging

Karla & Curtis Kay

Larry C Davis State Farm -

LS Insurance

Mappus Insurance/Andrew Muller

Mary Joseph Insurance Agency

Mary Stewart Murphey

Merv Epstein

Michael Dolberg

Newkirk Environmental, Inc

North Charleston Breakfast Rotary

Palmetto Electric Cooperative

Patrick Ilderton

Paul Conway

Paul Davis Restoration/Larry Rice

Paul Steadman Agency

Pinckney - Carter Company

Prospec Electronics/Dave Syke

Puroclean Disaster Restoration

Robert Randall

Roberta Bracken

Rotary Club of Hampton

Royal Ace Hardware

Sabal Homes, LLC

Select Health of SC



State Farm - Kevin Sevier

State Farm - Robert Braddock

Stephanie and David Iauco

Stephen Zoukis

Steve Meyer/Meyer Vogl Gallery

Structures Building Company

Sullivan's Island Fire Dept

Taylor Agency

Thomas Massey/SUP Real Estate, Inc

Tony Pope State Farm

Troy Herndon State Farm

$1000 Donation

Allstate - Paul Langston

Allstate - Christopher Von Lehe

Allstate - Con Chellis

Allstate - Joey Schooler

Allstate - Kevin Shealy

Allstate - Maurice Stephens

Allstate - Philip Bradley

Allstate - Rob Wynne

Allstate - Sandra Rabon

Allstate - Steve Peper

Allstate - Todd Murphy

Allstate - Wally Burbage

Allstate- Brian Clyburn

South State Bank

Eastern Committee

Chair: Ed Piotrowski 

Mike Arakas

Adam Dillanger

Duane Farmer

Jimmy Feuger

Bill Griste

Freddie Hyatt

Marc Jordan

Susan Koch

Jennifer Lanier

Cindra Marshall

Jeri McDowell

Norma Morillo

Carolyn Murray

Ralph Pandure

Cindy Pannell

Scott Thompson

Eastern Donors

Adopted 20+ fire families

BlueCross Blue Shield of SC

Pizza Hut

Adopted 8 families

Anne Webster Pearce

Victoria Burroughs

Adopted 6 families

Hyatt Auto Group

Jamin’ Leather

WPDE - TV 15

Adopted 4 families

Dolores & Donald Burnett Foundation

Grand Strand Dining Group

Horry County Fire Rescue

I Heart Radio

Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson

Marshall Lighting and Sound Rental Inc.,

Adopted 2 families

Samuel Anderson

Bank of America

City of Myrtle Beach Fire Department

Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Co.

Joe's Bar and Grill

Mark MacDougal

South State Bank


Adopted 1 family

Access Medical Center

AccuChex, Inc.,

Al Agnew

Angelo's Steak & Pasta

Dawn Buckley

Beaver Bar

Ben & Jerry's

Billy Huggins

Captain Georges of SC LP

Carolina Cool

Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Murray

Chicora Rotary


Dagwood's Deli

Danagene Razick

David McMillan

Drunken Jacks Inc,.

Elliot Reality

Giant Crab




Jan & David Fowler

Janice Ash Saliano

Jimmy Feuger

Jordan Evans

Joye, Nappier, Risher & Hardin LLC

Lee's Inlet Kitchen

McElveen Design & Antiques

Mike Skarupka

Myrtle Beach Communications, Inc,

N. Myrtle Beach Bingo

N. Myrtle Beach Fire Dept. Boot Dr.

North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

Pam Anderson

Pendleton Bogache

Ralph Pandure

Sam's Club


South Atlantic Bank

Terry Yandle

Texas Roadhouse Grill

The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

The Sea Captain House

Tim Vogel

Toni Benson-Powell