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American Red Cross Assisting after Mobile Home Fire in Goose Creek

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC August 6, 2015 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose mobile home, located on Bayboro Circle in Goose Creek, was damaged by a fire today. City of Goose Creek Fire Department responded to the blaze.

The Red Cross is meeting the immediate needs of two adults and three children by providing temporary housing and referrals to assist with long-term recovery.

In South Carolina, the American Red Cross, on average, responds to a disaster less than every four hours. Because of volunteers and financial assistance from the community, the Red Cross was able to help more than 7,100 individuals affected by disasters, the majority of those being home fires, in S.C. last year.