Red Cross Responds after Severe Storms | Community Spirit
The American Red Cross of the Columbia Region has been notified that straight line wind and possible tornadoes touched down this evening in five of the 46 counties in South Carolina.
Red Cross disaster workers and a Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle are currently on the ground in the Ogden Community in York County providing food and beverages to 70 first responders. The Red Cross stands ready to assist all residents affected by this storm and first responders.
Individual preparedness is the key to effectively responding to a disaster. We urge everyone to Be Red Cross Ready for tornadoes and other emergencies by getting a kit, making a plan, and staying informed. For more preparedness information in English and Spanish, please visit www.redcross.org or www.cruzrojaamericana.org.
The Columbia Region spans 28 counties and is made up of the following five chapters: Central South Carolina Chapter, Aiken County Chapter, Coastal South Carolina Chapter, Pee Dee Chapter and Upper Palmetto Chapter.
Every day disasters of this caliber reinforce the need for Red Cross volunteers to continue training to be ready when the time comes. Because of ongoing disaster emergency training, Red Cross volunteers are fully prepared and ready to provide immediate basic needs and emergency assistance to our neighbors at their greatest hour of need. The Red Cross relies on financial support from the community to have the resources available to recruit and train disaster volunteers, as well as fund Disaster Relief efforts.