Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The American Red Cross provided disaster relief assistance to a family of three adults who were displaced by a fire that caused major damage to their home last week in Pineville.
The Red Cross provided the family with lodging, funds to replace food and clothing, comfort kits containing personal hygiene items and referrals to partnering agencies.
On average the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. Since Jan. 1, 2013, the Palmetto SC Region has responded to the needs of 1,185 families and 3,705 individuals affected by disaster.
The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross Chapters that span 35-counties of South Carolina.
Help others recover from disasters like home fires by making a financial contribution to the American Red Cross by visiting Redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.