At Morningside of Georgetown, the health and safety of our residents and team members is our top priority. When a fire occurred on Sunday, April 4, residents and team members were evacuated from the building.
Thanks to the swift action of our team members and our established safety protocols, we are pleased to report that the evacuation was completed swiftly, safely and with no injuries. Due to structural damage caused by the fire, we have temporarily closed the community. Everyone is now comfortably re-accommodated. Residents who decided not to relocate to our sister community, Ashley River Plantation, are now with their families.
We hold deep gratitude for the outpouring of support we have received. We thank the two gentlemen who stopped the day of the fire to help extinguish it; the fire department and EMTs from Georgetown County, Horry County, Pawley’s Island, Awendaw, Andrews and Charleston County; the Georgetown police department and Sherriff department; the state highway patrol; the Georgetown Pentecostal Church; the First Baptist church of Georgetown; the Salvation Army; David Whitlock from Winyah Pharmacy; Domino’s Pizza of Georgetown; the families who supported us and their loved ones; and our wonderful team members who got all of our residents out of the building safely.
Most of all, however, we remain thankful that the residents of our community remain well and continue to receive safe, loving care.