SOUTH CAROLINA, March 13, 2023 – Disaster trained volunteers from the South Carolina Region of the American Red Cross are deploying to support disaster relief efforts in California where millions of people face the threat of more heavy snow and flooding as a new atmospheric river covers the state. More than half of California is under a state of emergency due to the previous storms and this week’s severe weather.
Five volunteers from South Carolina are joining hundreds of trained American Red Cross disaster workers who are helping up and down the state, providing shelter and comfort to those impacted by this continuous string of dangerous storms. Trained Red Cross disaster teams have already been providing shelter, food, water and relief supplies for more than a week in California. Sunday night, as many as 580 people sought refuge from the ongoing severe weather in Red Cross and partner shelters open across the state.
The American Red Cross of South Carolina stands ready to send additional disaster workers as requested.
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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/SC or @RedCrossSC