SPARTANBURG, S.C., August 3, 2016 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting after a single family home, located on Southern St. in Spartanburg that was destroyed in a fire this morning. Spartanburg City Fire Department responded to the blaze.
The Red Cross is meeting the immediate needs of the adult by providing temporary housing, and comfort kits.
The American Red Cross, on average, responds to a disaster every four hours in South Carolina. This past year across the state, the Red Cross was able to help more than 7,100 individuals affected by disasters, the majority of those being home fires, because of volunteers and financial assistance from the community.
To help neighbors affected by disasters become a Red Cross volunteer or make a financial contribution to Red Cross by calling 843-764-2323 or visiting www.redcross.org/SC.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/sc or @RedCrossSC.