American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are currently on the scene assisting victims of a multi-unit apartment fire. At this time, the Red Cross is estimating 30-35 people from eight units of the Huntington Apartments on Continental Street in Anderson were affected.
The Red Cross is meeting the immediate needs of the families by providing temporary housing, bulk distribution of clean up and laundry supplies, and financial assistance for food and clothing, as well as referrals to partner agencies to assist with long-term recovery.
In South Carolina, the American Red Cross, on average, responds to a disaster every four hours. Because of volunteers and financial assistance from the community, the Red Cross was able to help more than 7,000 individuals affected by disasters, the majority of those being home fires, in S.C. last year.