NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Late Saturday morning, disaster-trained American Red Cross volunteers assisted a family of four, two adults and two children, who were displaced following a residential fire.
The fire occurred in the area of Planters Knoll in North Charleston, according to the Red Cross.
The Red Cross provided immediate financial assistance for replacement of food and clothing lost in the fire.
The victims were referred to partner agencies so that they may receive additional services to help with their long-term recovery.
In South Carolina, the American Red Cross, on average, responds to a disaster every four hours.
Last year, the Palmetto South Carolina Region assisted over 7,100 individuals affected by disasters, the majority of those being home fires.
To help neighbors affected by disasters, become a Red Cross volunteer, or make a financial contribution to the Red Cross call (843) 764-2323 or visit www.redcross.org/SC.