On March 6th, we received a call from the Columbia Fire Department about a multi-unit apartment fire that they were battling at Stone Ridge Apartments located at 1000 Watermark Place in Columbia. We immediately begin to dispatch our disaster workers to help meet the immediate needs of all residents that were displaced by the fire.
Here are some photos from our response…
Our workers provided all 20 displaced residents with financial assistance to purchase food, clothing, shoes and other essential items. We also gave each person a blanket and a hygiene kit, which includes basic items such as a tooth brush, soap, and shampoo. Children were given stuffed animals for a sense of safety and security.
We also worked with the apartment complex to secure temporary housing for all displaced residents.
Thank you to our disaster team for helping make this response possible!
The Palmetto SC Region is made of up seven Red Cross chapters that span across 35 of 46 counties of South Carolina. On average, our volunteers respond to a disaster every 6.5 hours.
You can help your neighbors recover from disasters like home fires by making a financial contribution or volunteering your time by visiting redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donations may also be mailed to your local Red Cross chapter.