Red Cross Helps Residents Displaced by Fire in Myrtle Beach

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On average the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Sunday, March 18, 2013 – Red Cross continues to provide assistance to those affected by the Windsor Green Apartment fire at Carolina Forest. Casework to determine financial assistance began at 10 a.m. today. Residents are encouraged to go the Red Cross shelter Beach Church, located at 557 George Bishop Parkway to receive assistance. If they cannot come to the shelter, please call the Red Cross at (843) 477-0020 for assistance.

Since the fire started, the Red Cross has registered over 189 residents in its shelter and has provided over 1,000 meals and 2,100 snacks and drinks to residents affected by the fire and first responders. 30 Red Cross volunteers and multiple Red Cross response vehicles remain on the scene of the apartment fire, providing food and hydration to first responders. Trained Red Cross mental health workers are providing emotional support to people affected by the fire.

Please donate now to help the Red Cross help those affected by this disaster.

You can help your neighbors recover from disasters like home fires by making a financial contribution to the American Red Cross today by visiting clicking here or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Financial donations may also be mailed to the American Red Cross, 3531 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

If you would like to donate non-cash items, the Red Cross recommends contacting their partner agencies, Goodwill and Salvation Army or contacting other local non-profit organizations in the community that accept non-cash items.

On average the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours.

Since the beginning of its fiscal year to March 15, 2013, the Palmetto SC Region responded to 1,097 disasters, helping 3,737 adults and children that were affected by disasters.The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross chapters that span 35-counties of South Carolina.

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