Community In Your Corner

The NESA region’s communities, companies, and people all have one thing in common – their resilience. As COVID-19 disrupts every day life, our region continues to step up to the task of helping one another. From monetary and product donations, to making needed medical equipment and supplies, the effort has been incredible. We have been trying to keep track of these pieces of good news so we can share with you some signs or hope in these difficult times. Links to these stories can be found below:

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Ruiz Foods

Ruiz Foods Florence continues its partnership with Harvest Hope, donating more than 145,650 servings of products to families impacted by Covid-19.

Horry Telephone Cooperative Cooperative

HTC partnered with A&A Produce and Carolina Food Service to donate 2,430 pounds of food to Help4Kids Thursday morning, according to a release.

McCall Farms

McCall Farms, Inc., one of America’s leading producers of canned foods, announced Friday that it is donating 1,000,000 servings of canned food to Harvest Hope Food Bank’s Pee Dee branch.

Pepsi of Florence

A production cooperative that includes Pepsi of Florence will donate more than 1,200 two-liter bottles to local hospitals to be made into face shields to protect critical hospital employees.

Sam Carbis Solutions Group

SC Manufacturer Gives Huge Raises to Hourly Production Staff Despite Pandemic

W. Lee Flowers & McCall Farms

Two local companies that produce food or distribute goods to grocery stores are stepping up their operations to meet demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology

Shoppers aren’t the only ones struggling to find supplies like disinfectant, masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to help ride out COVID-19 — hospitals face the same challenge.

Paradigm Convergence Technologies Corporation

A Little River manufacturer specializing in healthcare technology has shifted its business model in recent weeks to mass producing a disinfectant for hospitals across the nation as the coronavirus continues to spread.

Santee Electric Cooperative

SEC contributes over $10,000 to help local hospital deal with COVID-19

Anderson Brothers Bank

ABB donates $5,000 to MUSC for COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

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