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WMBF hosting Red Cross phone bank

(Source: American Red Cross Facebook) (Source: American Red Cross Facebook)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - WMBF News is teaming up with the American Red Cross to lend a helping hand by hosting a phone bank to collect donations for flood victims. 

There will be a phone bank set up in the studio Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. You can call 843-848-8000 to make a donation. Red Cross volunteer Judy Del Signore says any donation, no matter how big or small, makes a huge difference in helping those who have been devastated by the flood. All of the donations will go towards flood relief in South Carolina.

“This disaster is significant,” says Del Signore. “Because it impacted just about the whole state. So we had it from the mountains to the coast and back down to the southern area. And many, many people were impacted by it. So it’s been all hands on deck.”

Volunteers are helping victims get back to a new normal. Del Signore says the initial thought was that the biggest need for victims of the flood would be housing. But she’s seen so many communities reach out to one another and support each other in this hard time with finding a place to stay. The biggest need so far has been for food, water, and clothing.

Del Signore says that in the next couple days volunteers will be switching from emergency relief to long-term recovery efforts. The Red Cross is here to help clean up your home, help with insurance claims, and help with the mental trauma of losing so much.

“Long-term recovery plans would include for the clients any mental health issues they might have,” says Del Signore. “Where they might go at Christmas time to look for their favorite ornament and remember that it’s gone. It was gone in the flood. So we want to be able to support them in that as well. If they have any health issues, we also want to be able to help them out with that.”

You can also click here to make an online donation.

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