On March 16th, a large fire in Myrtle Beach destroyed over 100 units at Windsor Green apartments in Carolina Forest, displacing hundreds of people. Red Cross jumped into action immediately and is continuing to help displaced residents and first responders.
Since yesterday’s fire, the Red Cross has registered 189 residents in its shelter and has provided over 1,000 meals and 2,100 snacks and drinks to residents affected by the fire and first responders.
Casework to determine financial assistance will begin on Monday, March 18th at 10 a.m. Residents are encouraged to go the Red Cross shelter starting at 10 a.m. at Beach Church, located at 557 George Bishop Parkway to receive assistance. If you cannot come to the shelter, please call the Red Cross at (843) 477-0020 for assistance.
30 Red Cross volunteers and multiple Red Cross response vehicles remain on the scene of the apartment fire, providing food and hydration to first responders. Trained Red Cross mental health workers are providing emotional support to people affected by the fire.
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 1-800-RED-CROSS. Financial donations may also be mailed to the American Red Cross, 8085 Rivers Avenue, Suite F, North Charleston SC 29406.
If you would like to donate non-cash items, the Red Cross recommends contacting their partner agencies, Goodwill and Salvation Army or contacting other local non-profit organizations in the community that accept non-cash items.
On average the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. Since the beginning of its fiscal year to March 15, 2013, the Palmetto SC Region responded to 1,097 disasters, helping 3,737 adults and children that were affected by disasters. The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross chapters that span 35-counties of South Carolina.