CORRECTION! A narrative that ran in a current version of the Horry Unbiased newspaper erroneously put July 20 because the date for the groundbreaking. That’s mistaken! It is going to be July 22.

By KATHY ROPP

Kathy.ropp@myhorrynews.com

The oldsters at SOS Care have had such a profitable 12 months {that a} groundbreaking for Section 2 of Oak Tree Farm in Conway, deliberate for July 22 at 8:30 a.m., will even sign the start of Section 3, in keeping with Kathi Grace, director of promoting and occasions.

The 66-acre web site, at 600 Medlen Parkway, already has what they’re calling a transition home that has been dwelling to 5 males for a bit greater than a 12 months now. Phases 2 and three will add flats for 48 extra residents, women and men, and a well being and wellness middle that may present 10 rooms together with a sensory room, train room, pc lab, kitchen, medical room, lecture rooms, sport room, workplaces and extra. The well being and health middle is anticipated to be the hub of the group.

The brand new residence buildings can have 4 flats with one bed room for residents who select to stay alone; 16 with two bedrooms and 4 with three bedrooms.

Grace mentioned they’ve recognized 24 of the following 48 residents and spent the previous months getting ready them to stay alone for the primary time.

Grace mentioned they’re working to fulfill all the roommates’ requests they’ve acquired thus far.

Whereas this challenge will meet an excellent want, the necessity will proceed to be overwhelming with 300 individuals with autism and mental disabilities on a ready record, in keeping with Grace. They’d prefer to see six residence buildings of their last build-out on the ten acres in Conway.

Grace and her cohorts couldn’t be extra excited when they consider the previous 12 months.

SOS Care completed first on this 12 months’s Palmetto Giving Day. It’s all the time one of many high occasions for donations for the company with a aim of $100,000.

However this 12 months, the group acquired $321,000 inside 48 hours, making it essentially the most worthwhile nonprofit group included in Palmetto Giving Day.

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