Thursday, May 23, 2013
The American Red Cross provided immediate emergency assistance to two adults and one child whose Summerville home was destroyed by a fire Saturday evening in Summerville.
The Red Cross provided the family with funds to replace food and clothing lost in the blaze, comfort kits containing personal toiletries and a stuffed animal for the child. The family also received referrals to Red Cross partner agencies to assist in meeting any long-term recovery needs.
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 1,474 families and 4,798 individuals affected by disasters.
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.