Wednesday, October 2, 2013
For 215 years the Georgetown Times, Inlet Outlook’s sister paper, has been proud to be part of one of South Carolina’s oldest and greatest cities.
Like so many others in Georgetown last week, we watched with broken hearts as some of our city’s precious historic buildings, the livelihoods and even homes of friends and neighbors went up in flames.
We take heart in knowing that in its 300-year history Georgetown has been through much: Hurricanes, wars, occupations, and several previous major fires.
Georgetown has always bounced back, and we will again, better than ever.
We believe in the future of Georgetown. We believe the future is brighter than the past. If there is a silver lining to such a tragedy it might be that it reminds us what a special place Georgetown is.
While we have absolute faith that Georgetown will emerge better than ever in time, right now the victims of the fire need immediate assistance, and we wish to help.
With this aid in mind we announce a donation of $25,000 to the Fire Relief Fund sponsored by the GBA and hosted at First Citizens Bank.
The Georgetown Business Association, the United Way and the Chamber of Commerce have worked together with numerous banks in the area to set up the Fire Relief Fund. A committee representing those agencies will review requests for assistance and allocate the funds.
From John Carr, publisher of the Georgetown Times: “We at the Georgetown Times are struck by the speed and generosity of the support generated so far. We are glad we are able to take part and hope that all residents and businesses who are able consider doing so as well.”
Harborwalk Marina on the Sampit River next to the Times building is an integral part of the Georgetown Times group. Manager Chris Carroll and his coworkers join in this contribution to the Fire Relief Fund.