WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP DURING HURRICANE FLORENCE?

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American Red Cross Welcomes Volunteers to Join Team

The Palmetto SC Region of the American Red continues to work closely with its partners in preparation for Hurricane Florence. As shelters begin to open and Florence inches closer, the Red Cross welcomes members of the community to join its team. 

"For days now, our dedicated volunteers have been working non-stop to prepare for Hurricane Florence," said Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer. "If South Carolina residents are looking for volunteer opportunities, the Red Cross would love them to join our team.” 

Perspective volunteers can visit redcross.org/sc to start their application. After that, a member of the Red Cross team will reach out. A background check will be performed on every volunteer applicant. For additional information, please contact your local Red Cross office.

 ADDITIONAL WAYS TO HELP: 

DONATE: We know Americans are generous and want to do everything they can to help after a disaster. Unfortunately, collecting and sending food, clothing and other household items often does more harm than good. It takes time and money to store, sort, clean and distribute donated items, which diverts limited time and resources away from helping those most affected. Instead, the best way to support disaster victims is with a financial donation. 

The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. Help people affected by disasters large and small by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting “FLORENCE” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 

GIVE BLOOD: Visit redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive or collection location near you. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. The Red Cross relies on blood donations after disasters and year-round so that we have sufficient supplies whenever it’s needed.

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