The American Red Cross provided water, snacks and meals for two and half days to over 150 first responders dispatched to contain a massive industrial fire at the World Wide Recycling Center in Cayce, SC.
The fire began on the morning of Friday, June 29 when pallets outside the facility were ignited. The flames then spread to the building sending plumes of dark smoke spiraling skyward.
During the time of the blaze, there was a record breaking heat wave of up to 105 degrees. Still, first responders worked diligently to contain and extinguish the fire, as 20 Red Cross volunteers provided them with much needed nourishment. One Red Cross mobile feeding trucks and two other response vehichles were stationed at the site to ensure basic food and hydration needs were met. In total, Red Cross volunteers served 502 meals and 1,155 snacks.
You can help with the recover from disasters like this one by making a financial contribution to the American Red Cross today by clicking here or by calling (803) 540-1241. Donations may also be mailed to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 91, Columbia, SC, 29202.