American Red Cross Assisting Victims of Port Royal Apartment Fire
BLUFFTON, S.C., July 11, 2015 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting the residents of two units at the Laurel Hill Apartments, located on Ribaut Road in Port Royal, whose homes were damaged by a fire earlier today. The Red Cross is meeting the immediate needs of the two adults by providing temporary housing, financial assistance for food and clothes, and comfort kits, 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 7,100 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 843-757-7437 or visiting www.redcross.org/SC.