COLUMBIA, S.C., Monday, Dec. 23 – The American Red Cross of Central South Carolina is responding to a multi-unit apartment fire in Orangeburg today providing disaster relief assistance to the displaced seven adults. The Red Cross will provide comfort kits which include personal hygiene items, and lodging and funds for food, along with referrals to local partnering agencies.
Because of trained disaster volunteers and financial assistance from the community, Red Cross has been able to help more than 4,400 individuals and 1,400 families affected by disasters in the Palmetto SC region since January 1. On average, the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross chapters spanning 35-counties of South Carolina.
You can help your neighbors by donating to the Red Cross. Please call the Central SC Chapter offices at 803-540-1200 or donations may also be mailed to the American Red Cross Central SC Chapter at P.O. Box 91 Columbia, SC 29202. As always people can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcross.org/donate.
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 Redcross.org.