Pelicans Lend Helping Hand In Community

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Pelicans Lend Helping Hand In Community

Matt O'Brien
MBBC’s Matt O’Brien puts the finishing touches on on one of the six “game desks” that the Pelicans staff put together.

On Friday, September 9, 2005, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans front office staff broke out their drills, paintbrushes, hammers and sand paper and joined nearly 200 volunteers in an effort to renovate the Horry County Shelter Home. The all-day project was part of the United Way’s “Day of Caring.”

After a quick meeting and breakfast at Coastal Federal Field the volunteers made their way to the shelter home. Starting at 9am the volunteers went to work on the complete transformation of the shelter, which houses abandoned, abused, and neglected children in Horry County.

Pelicans staffers were responsible for

  • creating six “game cube” desks for the children,
  • re-sodding the outside of the homes,
  • painting and cleaning the bedrooms,
  • landscaping the property,
  • and more.

When the day came to a close the shelter had received a total makeover.

“Total Transformation! The outside looks totally different and the insides of the homes look tremendously different,” said Julie Kopnicky of the United Way of Horry County.

Pelicans employees felt that they had contributed to a great cause by participating in the “Day of Caring.”

“It was great to get out there and give back to the community,” said Gwen Rumph, Account Executive for the Pelicans.

“It’s good to put the Pelicans stamp on any community event. The United Way is a tremendous organization and we are proud to be a part of their family,” added Mike Junga, Sales Manager and Public Address Annnouncer.

Thanks to MBBC’s Ryan Ibbotson for this capcom story & photo.

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