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Red Cross Asking People to Take Precautions When Returning Home

Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
So far we have provided over 16,000 overnight shelter stays for members of the community and provided in excess of 51,000 meals and snacks.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. October 12, 2016 – As you prepare to return home after evacuating for Hurricane Matthew, the American Red Cross wants you to stay safe while inspecting and cleaning up the damage to your home.

“The danger of a hurricane may have passed, but the Red Cross wants to make sure people are safe as they resume their normal activities,” says Louise Welch Williams, Chief Executive Officer of the Palmetto SC Region of the Red Cross. “We know that returning to your home can be a difficult time, but the Red Cross is here to make sure you have the assistance and support that you need.”

Lunch tomorrow will be served at 12:30 at the following locations:

  • Cross Community Center – 1690 Old Hwy 6 Cross, SC
  • 1460 Colonel Maham in Pinville, SC
  • 2173 Santee River Rd, St Stephen, SC
  • The Red Cross, in partnership with other organizations, is providing shelter and meals as long as necessary while people are continuing to struggle with damage to their homes and power outages. So far we have provided over 16,000 overnight shelter stays for members of the community and provided in excess of 51,000 meals and snacks.

    The Red Cross depends on donations to provide immediate relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Matthew by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

    For more updates, follow the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross on Twitter at @RedCrossSC.

    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 redcross.org/SC or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossSC.