Fundraiser collects money to help Heather Elvis' family - WRBL

Fundraiser collects money to help Heather Elvis' family

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -

More than a dozen Grand Strand businesses came together Thursday evening to raise money for Heather Elvis' family.

20 year old Elvis was reported missing on December 19 after police found her car abandoned near the Peachtree boat landing in Socastee.

Area businesses donated food and silent auction items for Thursday's fundraiser event, held at the old Tommy Bahamas restaurant in the Market Common.

Heather's father, Terry Elvis, owns a printing company in the Market Common, so area business owners wanted to show their support.

Market Common General Manager Brooke Doswell says Elvis has spent thousands of dollars of his own money trying to bring his daughter home.

"Terry did not ask us to do this, he was very very thankful and appreciative, as he is for everyone's efforts in the search for his daughter, but this was something that the community wanted to do to help him with his costs,"  Doswell said.

Doswell says turnout was lower than expected due to road conditions.  As of Thursday night, the group didn't know the final total of money raised.

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