Red Cross closes its final shelter; feeding sites remain open - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Red Cross closes its final shelter; feeding sites remain open

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The American Red Cross has closed its final shelter, but continues to provide meals to those with power, according to a news release.

As power is restored in communities impacted by last week's winter weather, Red Cross and partners, will provide meals Wednesday at 5 p.m., in Georgetown at the following locations:

- Northwest Regional Recreation Center, 8189 Choppee Road, Georgetown

- Sampit Park, 495 Powell Road, Georgetown

The Red Cross has opened up to 26 shelters, including more than 800 overnight stays. The Red Cross has provided more than 15,700 snacks and meals since Thursday, to those affected by the winter storm, including 3,000 meals provided on Monday and 2,700 meals on Tuesday.

How you can Help:

You can help people affected by winter storms or other countless crisis by making a donation. This donation will help support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your contribution enables the Red Cross to prepare, respond and to help people recover from disasters whether big or small.

To donate go to www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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 Redcross.org.

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