Chamber Reinvests in Community - Teen Angels

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December 02, 2016
The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center formally thanked Teen Angels for the good work they do supporting homeless youth in our community with a donation.  The chamber is charged with reinvesting proceeds from the World Famous Blue Crab Festival and the Little River ShrimpFest back into the community.  “Our festivals rely on the help we get from student volunteers at North Myrtle Beach High School.  Investing in Teen Angels is a perfect fit for our mission,” said Little River Chamber Executive Director, Jennifer Walters. “Teen years are difficult enough, imagine being homeless.”

 “Independently the kids do pretty well, we catch them when they still believe they have a bright future, and when we are able to provide a need for them,” states founder Rene Hembree. “A lot of the times it’s their family environment that’s bringing them down, parents could have either died, abandoned them, are in prison or are battling substance abuse.”

Teen Angels provides clothing, school supplies, medical expenses, gas money and even prom dresses and graduation caps and gowns.  They also teach teens how to love and care for each other.  They have touched many lives and help make lives better.  Because a child is facing poverty, doesn’t mean they should miss out on all the great experiences of high school.

The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center’s commitment to the Little River is to promote community improvement, tourism and commerce by proactive leadership and community involvement. 

The mission of Teen Angel is to provide a happy and traditional high school experience t homeless and otherwise struggling high school students, through the use of community resources.