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American Red Cross mobilizes resources to help those affected by Florence

18 Septembre 2018

Kroger is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide aid to those affected by Florence, starting Monday, September 17th. They have teams stationed throughout the coast, from SC to Virginia.

"We posted our number on the door if anyone needs shelter and they show up here because we are still listed as a Red Cross shelter and they can just notify us and we would come back". "So I love what I do because I get to work with people".

The Salvation Army is collecting Hurricane Florence donations to use for the following: "T$3 o provide food and drinks, cleaning supplies and other essential commodities, financial assistance to disaster survivors, long-term recovery assistance programs including fix and reconstruction projects, or to support disaster relief workers serving in impacted communities". You can donate in honor or in memory of someone.

"We're a national organization, but we have local disasters too", said Riddle. As of 6 a.m. on Monday, the NHC said most main-stem rivers across central North Caroline will flood, and the Neuse, Cape Fear, Haw, Deep, Rocky and Little Rivers were now flooding.

More than 30 Red Cross workers are in West Virginia with eight emergency response vehicles ready at a moment's notice and 25 shelter trailers located throughout the state.

"They are part of incident management teams that we have set up that have the expertise that North Carolina asked for", said Stewart. These supplies are often forgotten as residents evacuate but are crucial for providing basic hygiene care. With monetary donations, organizations can buy what they need. She is a risk management executive with the software company, Ceridian, and has experience in emergency response, but already knows, her first time as a Red Cross volunteer, will have lasting impact.

Donations can be made here.

That phone bank is now closed, but donations are still being accepted online. Donations can be made on their website or mailed to Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213, Columbia, SC 29204.

If you'd like to help the victims of this storm, here are a few options. Eligible donors in unaffected areas are urged to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets to help maintain the nation's blood supply.

Another important donation, blood donations!

American Red Cross mobilizes resources to help those affected by Florence