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Lowcountry Red Cross Volunteer Deploying to Assist with Disaster Response in West Virginia

Red Cross volunteer assesses flood damage
We sympathize with the people in West Virginia, having recently been through flooding of our own in South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., June 28, 2016 — Local American Red Cross volunteer, Robin McRae, is joining fourteen volunteers from South Carolina in providing support and comfort to people affected by the devastating flooding in West Virginia. McRae, a disaster mental health volunteer, will be providing emotional support to families overwhelmed by the flooding and devastation.

“We sympathize with the people in West Virginia, having recently been through flooding of our own in South Carolina,” said Louise Welch Williams, regional CEO for the Red Cross in South Carolina. “We understand that families not only need food and shelter, but emotional support as well to help them get through this disaster and begin to recover.”

McRae, an experienced Red Cross volunteer, has responded to disasters across the country, including the floods in Texas last spring, and helped here in her hometown after the historic floods in South Carolina. She is available for interviews with the media on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 before she departs for West Virginia.

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:15 – 7:30 a.m.

Where: American Red Cross of Lowcountry SC, 2424 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406

Contact: Jennifer Heisler, 843-412-0018


You can help people affected by disasters like the floods in West Virginia and countless other crises by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or send a donation to the American Red Cross, 2424-A City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406.

About the American Red Cross:

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossSC