By RUBEN LOWMAN
Local nonprofit organization SOS Care is partnering with first responders in the area in order to help individuals with disabilities during times of need.
Last week, they announced that the North Myrtle Beach Police Department is now officially a part of Project Lifesaver International Headquarters for the Myrtle Beach Police Department and MB Fire Department, as well as the Horry County Police Department.
This means that there are now five certified Project Lifesaver search specialists in North Myrtle Beach.
They will now be able to search for a Project Lifesaver client or a visitor in their area, as well as provide mutual aid to the city of Myrtle Beach and Horry County if the need arises.
“We have all worked very hard together over the past six months to make this happen as well as provided valuable training to our first responders when approaching an individual with an intellectual disability even if they are not on our Project Lifesaver program,” stated the organiztion on social media.
SOS Care extended thanks to NMB Police Chief Dana Crowell, MB Police Chief Amy Prock, Horry County Police Chief Joseph Hill, MB Fire Chief Tom Gwyer and their staffs for their support and dedication to Project Lifesaver, SOS Care and their continued partnership.
NMB Police Department officials said they are so excited to be a part of Project Lifesaver and to be able to offer an extra sense of security to local residents and visitors, protecting their family members. They also would like to thank Mission BBQ in North Myrtle Beach for making it possible to purchase the equipment needed through their American Hero Cup Sales donation.