Three weeks after Severe Storms, Red Cross Has Helped Over 660 People; Over 10,200 Meals and Snacks served

Disaster-trained team members with the American Red Cross of South Carolina have helped over 660 people after strong storms and multiple tornadoes hit parts of South Carolina on April 13th.

The Red Cross of South Carolina:
• Have helped over 660 people impacted
• Had over 2,600 overnight shelter stays in hotels across the state.
• Served nearly 10,200 meals and snacks
• Made over 1,000 Disaster Health and Mental Health contacts

All of the families that we have sheltered in hotels across the state over the past three weeks have been successfully transitioned to longer term housing through Red Cross case work.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our response to disasters remains adjusted but our mission stays the same. We are conducting a large portion of our response virtually.

HOW TO HELP Help people affected by disasters and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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

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