Paying It Forward

Fire Safety
he had never forgotten how the Red Cross was there when he needed help the most

The services the Red Cross provides to disaster victims make a huge impact in their lives. To a family who has just lost their home to a fire, having somewhere to turn could mean everything. It certainly did to one of our most recent Anderson County donors.

Four years ago, this individual lost everything he had to a house fire in Anderson. The Red Cross helped meet his emergency needs and today, he has finally gotten his life back on track. He can now say he has a good job, a stable home, and insurance coverage—which he never had before. Last month, this same fire client walked into our Anderson County office with a check for $500. In all those years since the fire, he had never forgotten how the Red Cross was there when he needed help the most. Now, he is able to pay it forward with a donation that will help other families who experience the same life-changing disaster he did four years ago. You can never choose who or when a disaster will strike, but you can choose to help. Always remember, it could happen to anyone.