NMB Public Safety raises over $38,000
By Pat Dowling
During its Aug. 3-5 “Cops on Doughnut Shops” fundraising effort at the Krispy Kreme Doughnut store at 1300 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department raised $38,047.50 for Special Olympics.
The Cops on Doughnut Shops fundraiser is familiar to many communities across South Carolina and the nation. However, the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety effort stands as the most successful Cops on Doughnut Shops fundraiser anywhere in the United States to date.
It is also interesting to note that the North Myrtle Beach Krispy Kreme store is the most profitable store in the United States.
At the start of the fundraising effort, North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Director Jay Fernandez, who has always supported the Special Olympics, promised his personnel that if they raised $10,000 he would have his hair dyed garnett red in a tip of the hat to the University of South Carolina. City Manager Mike Mahaney pledged that, if public safety personnel raised $25,000 he would have his hair dyed part Clemson University orange and part Coastal Carolina University teal.
On Monday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. the two lived up to their promises and received their dye jobs at the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety building. Many hands were invited to apply parts of the total dye jobs and all participated with great zest.
Congratulations to North Myrtle Beach Public Safety personnel for their record-setting fundraising effort!