Columbia, S.C., October 7, 2019 – Disaster-trained volunteers with the American Red Cross are helping approximately 21 people after an apartment fire along Menlo Drive Monday morning.
Team members provided comfort kits, containing personal hygiene items, and financial assistance for immediate needs to the eight families impacted. Five volunteers were on the scene for several hours Monday to make sure residents had what they needed in the wake of the large fire.
“Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by this morning’s massive fire,” said Rebecca Jordan, the Executive Director of the Central SC Chapter. “The Red Cross remains committed to helping residents recover from the blaze.”
In addition to immediate needs, Red Cross team members are providing mental and spiritual care assistance to anyone that may need it. The Red Cross will continue to stay in contact with its partners to see if any additional assistance is needed.
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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