Knight Foundation Joins Disaster Relief Effort for Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has made an immediate $100,000 contribution to the Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the Red Cross to help victims of this week's wildfire, provide food and water to firefighters and give temporary shelter to those with limited transportation.

"Knight has a long-standing relationship with Myrtle Beach, through good and bad times. Right now, our community is rallying. Knight Foundation is here to support this joint effort," said Susan Patterson, Knight Foundation's program director for Myrtle Beach.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of the U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects with the potential to create transformational change. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.