LOWCOUNTRY, SC - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting four people whose mobile home, located on Riverbank Road in Pineville, was destroyed by a fire this morning.
The Red Cross is meeting the immediate needs of the three adults and one child by providing temporary lodging, financial assistance for food and clothing, comfort kits with personal hygiene items, and referrals to partner agencies to assist with the family’s 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.
To help neighbors affected by disasters become a Red Cross volunteer or make a financial contribution to Red Cross by calling 843-764-2323 or visiting www.redcross.org/lowcountrysc.
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 www.redcross.org/lowcountrysc or @RedCrossSC.