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Red Cross Supporting Evacuation Shelters in South Carolina

Red Cross volunteer comforting little girl in a shelter
Powerful storms like Hurricane Matthew have the potential to create widespread devastation

The American Red Cross is working with local and state emergency management officials and partner agencies to support evacuation shelters. The shelters give residents evacuated due to Hurricane Matthew a safe, dry place to stay until the storm passes. 

The Red Cross encourages anyone coming to a shelter to bring the following items for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. It's also important not to forget special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, and other items for family members who have unique needs. 

“Powerful storms like Hurricane Matthew have the potential to create widespread devastation and more needs than any one organization can meet on their own,” said Louise Welch Williams. “In addition to our local community coming together to help those in need, we have mobilized volunteers and resources from across the country to provide additional support.” 

People who would like to help their friends and neighbors can volunteer with the Red Cross. Volunteers are currently helping with sheltering, feeding, and operational support. Getting started is easy. New volunteers can visit and click on volunteer to start their application. Red Cross volunteer training is free and open to the public. A background check will be performed on every volunteer applicant.

The Red Cross is currently supporting the following shelters and is continuing to assist its partners as more shelters are needed.

Aiken County 

South Aiken High School

232 East Pine Log Road

Aiken, SC


Allendale County


Allendale Elementary School

4561 Allendale-Fairfax Hwy.

Allendale, SC


Fairfax Elementary School

734 E. 14th Street

Fairfax, SC


Bamberg County

Bamberg-Ehrnhardt School

267 Red Rider Dr.

Bamberg, SC


Ghents Branch Baptist Church

1974 Ghents Branch Rd.

Denmark, SC


Denmark-Olar High School

197 Viking Circle

Denmark, SC


Barnwell County

Barnwell Elementary School

10524 Marlboro Ave.

Barnwell, SC 


Berkeley County

Berkeley Elementary School

715 Hwy 6                   

Monks Corner, SC


Cane Bay High School **PET FRIENDLY**

1624 State Road

Summerville, SC


St. Stephens Elementary School

1053 Russellville Rd.

St. Stephens, SC


Westview Middle School

101 Westview Blvd.

Goose Creek, SC


Westview Primary School

98 Westview Blvd.

Goose Creek, SC




Charleston County

AC Corcoran Elementary School

8585 Vistavia Road

N. Charleston, SC


Burns Elementary School **PET FRIENDLY**

3750 Dorchester Road

Charleston, SC 29405


Ladson Elementary School

3321 Ladson Road

N. Charleston, SC


Midland Park Elementary

2415 Midlands Park Road

N. Charleston, SC


North Charleston High School

1087 East Montague Ave.

N. Charleston, SC


Stall High School

3625 Ashely Phosphate Road

N. Charleston, SC


Colleton County 

Colleton County Middle School

1379 Tuskegee Airman Drive

Walterboro, SC


Dorchester County 

Dubose Middle School

1005 Dubose School Road

Summerville, SC


Fort Dorchester High School.

8500 Patriot Blvd

North Charleston, SC


Oakbrook Middle School

4704 Old Fort Drive

Ladson, SC


St. George Middle School

600 Minus Street

St. George, SC


Summerville High School

1011 Boone Hill Road

Summerville, SC


Woodland High School

4128 US Highway 78

Dorchester, SC


Jasper County 

Ridgeland High School Complex

250 Jaguar Trail

Ridgeland, SC


Lexington County 

White Knoll High School

5643 Platt Springs Road

Lexington, SC


Spartanburg County 

Spartanburg Expo Center **PET FRIENDLY**

6655 Pottery Road

Spartanburg, SC 29303


Williamsburg County 

CE Murray High School

222 CE Murray Blvd

Greeleyville, SC


Hemingway High School

402 South Main Street

Hemingway, SC


Kingstree Senior High

615 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Kingstree, SC


Tupperware Gym

Tupperware Road 258

Hemingway, SC


The American Red Cross is mobilizing a large multi-state response to help as Hurricane Matthew heads toward the southeast coast of the United States. The Red Cross has shelters, more than 500 disaster workers and 90 response vehicles standing by in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The Red Cross is working closely with the entire response community – government agencies, other non-profit organizations, churches, area businesses and others – to coordinate readiness and response efforts. 


All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. 

Help people affected by disasters like hurricanes, floods and countless other crises by making a donation to support American 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-REDCROSS, or text “RedCross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 


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