By Paul Gable
Flood Relief Monday at The Warehouse, 104 Laurel St. in Conway, November 19th from 11 a.m. til 7 p.m., will benefit the family of Conway native Mike Roberts this week.
The event will be the second in a series of Flood Relief Monday events at The Warehouse established to help local citizens recover from uninsured damage from the recent Hurricane Florence flooding in the county.
Roberts and his family suffered approximately $150,000 in uninsured damages when the flooding from Hurricane Florence brought three feet of water into his riverfront home in Conway.
The family was able to save some possessions from the flooding but the home suffered damage to walls, floors and other areas and furnishings from the floodwaters. With the help of his neighbors and friends, Roberts has begun the lengthy process of tearing out sheetrock and other damaged structural elements and hauling the resulting waste away.
The family plans to restore the home and continue living in their Waccamaw Drive location.
Roberts is a lifelong Conway small business owner and has also been a candidate for political office in Horry County Council District 7. Known as being a spiritual individual, dedicated family man, strong supporter of his local community and ‘Man of his Word’, Roberts has been quick to help others in need through the years.
Monday’s event provides an opportunity for his friends and community to give back to Roberts in his time of need.
Spaghetti plates (eat in or take out) will be sold for $7 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. with all proceeds from the sales being donated to the benefiting family. In addition, from 5 p.m. til 7 p.m. each Monday, diners will be treated to donated live entertainment with local politicians donating their services as celebrity servers with all of their tips being donated to the benefiting family. Citizens can also make direct contributions to the cause. Corporate sponsors pay $100 each week for their sponsorship with all proceeds going to the family.
Flood Relief Mondays were established by The Warehouse co-owners Johnny Gardner and Luke Barefoot to help local individuals and their families seriously affected by the flooding from Hurricane Florence.
Gardner is the Chairman-elect of Horry County Council with his four year term beginning January 1, 2019. Gardner strongly endorses and supports these events. Flood Relief Mondays will run each week through Monday December 17th at The Warehouse with a different local family suffering from the effects of Hurricane Florence chosen from the sponsors to receive the benefits from the donations.