On December 3, 2012, Red Cross disaster responders assisted seven University of South Carolina students that were affected by a home fire located at 1101 Olympia Avenue in Columbia, S.C. The Red Cross provided financial assistance to all seven students to purchase food, clothing and other essential items. In addition, each student received a Red Cross Comfort Kit filled with basic hygiene items like a tooth brush, toothpaste, soap and shampoo.
Here are three videos that paint the picture of how quickly a disaster can happen and how the Red Cross is there to help…
Since July 1, 2012, the local Red Cross has responded to 482 disasters and has provided immediate emergency assistance to approximately 1601 adults and children.
You can help your neighbors recover from disasters like home fires by making a financial contribution to the American Red Cross today by visiting Redcross.org or by calling (803) 540-1241. Donations may also be mailed to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 91, Columbia, SC, 29202.
You can also help by becoming a Red Cross volunteer. For more information about volunteering, call 803-540-1242 or contact your local Red Cross chapter.