Tuesday, May 7, 2013
St. George, S.C., Friday, May 3rd, 2013 – The local American Red Cross provided immediate emergency assistance to 1 individual that was displaced by a home fire Friday in Dorchester County.
The Red Cross provided referrals to partnering agencies, funds to replace clothing and food as well as a personal hygiene kit, which included basic essential items such as toothbrush, soap and shampoo to the individual.
In total, 1 unit was affected by the fire.
On average the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. Since the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 2012, the Palmetto SC Region has responded to the needs of 1,423 families and 4,650 individuals affected by disaster. The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross Chapters that span 35-counties of South Carolina.
You can help your neighbors recover from disasters like home fires by making a financial contribution to the American Red Cross today by visiting Redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donations may also be mailed to your local Red Cross chapter.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit Redcross.org.