Red Cross opens North Myrtle Beach shelter

Red Cross opens North Myrtle Beach shelter

The following is a news release from the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross is working with Horry County emergency management officials and partner agencies to support and operate a shelter in response to the flooding in Little River.  

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC 29582

First Baptist Church
Family Life Center (located behind the church)

200 Hwy 17 South (at the intersection of 2nd Ave.)

(open as of 10 p.m.)

The shelter is gives residents evacuated due to flooding a safe, dry place to sleep, meals, and other services.

The Red Cross encourages anyone coming to a shelter to bring the following items for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. It's also important not to forget special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, and other items for family members who have unique needs.

An easy way to find an open shelter is to download the free Red Cross Emergency App. The app displays open Red Cross shelters on an easy to use map interface and is updated every 30 minutes. The app is available in app stores by searching for the Red Cross Emergency or by going to redcross.org/apps.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.

Help people affected by disasters like floods and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org/donate or call 1-800-REDCROSS. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross of Eastern SC, 3531 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

For more updates, follow the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross on Twitter at @RedCrossSC or on Facebook at facebook.com/RedCrossEasternSC

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/SC or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossSC