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Scenes from South Carolina – Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

Thousands of people in the path of Hurricane Matthew are looking to the American Red Cross for help as the deadly storm goes up the southeast coast. More than 18,000 people across four states woke up Saturday morning in 183 Red Cross and community evacuation shelters.

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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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