Red Cross in need of disaster volunteers

Red Cross in need of disaster volunteers

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to join the areas of Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and the upstate. Life threatening flooding and historic rainfall is affecting the State of South Carolina; shelters and plans to assess damage are underway.

The Red Cross is especially in need of volunteers to assist with opening and operating shelters as well as disaster assessment. These volunteers assist with registration, setup of sleeping areas, feeding, and sharing information. Disaster assessment volunteers travel to areas affected by a disaster to review and assess the amount and severity of damage.

The Red Cross stated, "We are helping families across South Carolina that are in need of shelter, disaster relief and comfort," said Nanci Conley, executive director for the American Red Cross of Eastern SC. "We are also welcoming members of the community who want to help to join us as Red Cross disaster volunteers."

New volunteers can visit and click on volunteer to start their application. Red Cross volunteer training is free and open to the public. A background check will be performed on every volunteer applicant. New volunteers will be contacted by a member of the Red Cross team.

For more information please call:

  • Charleston – 843-764-2323 x321
  • Columbia – 803-508-5251
  • Myrtle Beach – 843-764-2323 x321
  • Upstate – 864-270-9575

The following shelters are open:

J.B. Buck Education Center
2030 Church Street
United Methodist Church
1225 E. Montague Ave.
First Baptist Church
Family Life Center (located behind the church)
200 Hwy 17 South (at the intersection of 2nd Ave.)
Summerville High School
1101 Boone Hill Road
Visit 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.

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