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9:03 am on Thursday March 13, 2014

Feeding the homeless in Myrtle Beach goes to court again, Judge upholds conviction

via CarolinaLive: A dispute over where and how people can feed the homeless in Myrtle Beach went to court Wednesday. The case came after the city cited a group who had been feeding the homeless in Chapin Park without a permit. At the Horry County...
11:10 am on Saturday September 21, 2013

'The Toxic Gospel', a letter in support of local charity & compassion

The below op-ed is written by Deacon Peter M. Casamento, the Executive Director, Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach as a response to the recent changes in policies and philosophies on helping those in need in the city of Myrtle Beach. For more...
10:38 am on Wednesday August 14, 2013

Homeless need to pay for their meals? #MYR thinks so.

All or most of Myrtle Beach area charities are being or were forced to join New Directions if they wish to keep recieving funding from the city. New Directions was set up as an, "umbrella organization [...] to coordinate all groups in the city that...
10:01 am on Wednesday April 10, 2013

Legal battle continues for group feeding the homeless

A group of people who want to feed the homeless around the Grand Strand is vowing to not give up, though they keep getting kicked out of one feeding location after another. Members of the group say their ultimate goal is to overturn a Myrtle Beach...
12:44 am on Sunday September 9, 2012

Local completes coast-to-coast ride for homeless veterans

Flickr user Caveman Chuck Coker The route went to California and back. Today, September 9, Dwight Hora returns home to Beaufort after a month-long 9,000-mile journey to raise money and awareness to build houses for homeless veterans. Hora, a...
6:58 am on Monday August 27, 2012

Number of homeless teens on the rise in area

Photo courtesy: North Strand Helping Hand David Palinksi, founder of Project Lighthouse, a "drop-in" center for teens and young adults ages 16-22 has seen a huge influx of homeless teens seeking assistance.  In a recent WPDE broadcast, Palinksi says...
4:48 am on Thursday June 28, 2012

Street Reach offers opportunity to those in need

What if tomorrow, all you had come to know was gone? Homeless, and left with a broken spirit; in search of a way out. Where would you turn? With open arms, Street Reach offers assistance to those in need; providing them with an opportunity to...
7:50 am on Wednesday March 28, 2012

OVER 2000 STUDENTS LIVES HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER

Seventeen Cover Girl Zoe Damacela Inspires Our Youth One School at a Time The results from Zoe Damacela’s seven school tour last week have been tremendous.  Through the collaborative effort of YEScarolina (Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina) and...
4:23 am on Tuesday August 16, 2011

Street Reach closes overnight shelter to send message (update: reopened)

Jessica Park Update August 17th:  Not a whole lot to say. The Sun News has the details.  First Report: Street Reach officials won't tolerate people trashing their shelter. Due to people trashing the building and using drugs in the facility, Street...
8:06 am on Thursday August 11, 2011

Homeless in Myrtle Beach, city council takes a stand

Flickr user pedrosimoes7 Retired homeless fisherman Over the past ten years there has been noticeable increase of homelessness along the Grand Strand. Many navigate to Myrtle Beach due it's relatively good climate and abundance of transit traffic...

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