The local American Red Cross met the immediate needs of 32 people, including 23 adults and 9 children, affected by a 16 unit apartment fire at the Moss Creek Apartments in West Ashley.
The Red Cross provided each person with financial assistance to purchase food, clothing and other emergency items, referrals to partner agencies and comfort kits, which include basic hygiene items. The Red Cross also provided temporary lodging to three adults and one child.
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 1,419 families, helping a total of 4,632 adults and children affected by disaster.
The Carolina Lowcountry Chapter serves Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper counties and is part of the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross. 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/lowcountry.