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Final Red Cross Shelter Closes Today

Teen girl in a Red Cross Shelter

COLUMBIA, S.C., Tuesday, Feb. 18– The American Red Cross has closed its final shelter today in Rusellville as power is restored in communities impacted by last week’s winter weather.

Red Cross and partners will provide meals today at 4:30 p.m. at the following locations in Dorchester and Berkeley counties:

• Vance Family and Friends Center, 608 Camden Road, Vance, SC
• Russell Hill Christian Church, 1681 Highway 35, St. Stephen, SC
• Cross High School, 1293 Old Hwy 6, Cross, SC

Red Cross and its partners will provide meals this evening at 5 p.m. in Georgetown at the following locations:

• Ringle Heights Baptist Church, 78 Ruben Ave., Georgetown
• Northwest Regional Recreation Center, 8189 Choppee Road, Georgetown
• Sampit Park, 495 Powell Road, Georgetown

The Red Cross has provided more than 13,000 meals and snacks since Thursday to those affected by the winter storm in the Palmetto SC Region, including 3,000 meals provided Monday.  In addition, we have opened up to 26 shelters, with more than 800 overnight stays.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: You can help people affected by disasters like winter storms or 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. Donate by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.  For more information, please visit