Red Cross reports busy holiday weekend

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014

American Red Cross volunteers responded to 16 home fires over the Labor Day weekend to assist 80 people in the Palmetto SC Region.

Assistance being provided to these victims include such things as funding for temporary lodging, food and clothing, as well as comfort kits with personal hygiene items and referrals to partnering agencies for their long-term recovery.

On average, the Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. With the support of volunteers and donors, the Palmetto SC Region has helped more than 1,700 individuals affected by disasters since Jan. 1.

It costs the Red Cross an average of $1,275 to assist a family of four devastated by home fire. To help people who have been affected by home fires and other disasters, call or go online to one the Palmetto SC region’s seven Red Cross Chapters that span 35 counties of South Carolina.

Disaster can strike at anytime. Everyone is encouraged to download the Red Cross’ free mobile apps for First Aid, Flooding, Tornados, Shelters, Hurricanes, Swim Safety and more.

Red Cross apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by going to http://www.redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps.

Comments

Notice about comments:

The Gazette is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Gazette.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
Poll
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos


The Gazette

© 2014 The Gazette an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.