Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The American Red Cross provided disaster relief to one family including two adults and one child that were displaced by a recent fire that destroyed their home in Berkley County.
The Red Cross provided financial assistance for lodging, food, and clothing, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items. The Red Cross also provided referrals to partnering agencies.
On average the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. Since January 1, 2013, the Palmetto SC Region has responded to the needs of 3,689 families and 1,181 individuals affected by disaster.
The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross Chapters that span 35 counties of South Carolina.
To make a financial contribution to the American Red Cross visit Redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donations may also be mailed to one of the American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region seven Red Cross Chapters.
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