Three Arkansas American Red Cross volunteers are going to North and South Carolina to help following the flooding. Kemp says the Red Cross partners with FEMA in the disaster relief efforts as they move from the response phase to the damage assessment phase following a disaster like the South Carolina floods of 2016. Shelter volunteers are assisting with registration, setting up sleeping areas and feeding. “You’ve got to help as much as you can”. In her role, Mueller will make sure that meals are served on time and making sure that people who are staying there are safe and comfortable.
More than anything, Holloway said in situations like this, people just want to tell their story and know someone cares.
“We are always looking beyond the key factors of food, clothing and shelter”. The Red Cross works closely with local community groups and organizations that do accept in-kind donations.
You can also visit the redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
The Red Cross moved blood products into the region to ensure blood would be available in the event of widespread flooding. Emergency crews are still busy rescuing residents from inundated neighborhoods and dealing with broken waterlines, more than 500 impassable roads and recovering from 30,000 power outages.
Judy Brown said she’s been watching coverage of the flooding on the news. Other volunteers from the region announced by the Red Cross are Nancy Moore, Clifton Springs; Robert Barton, Savannah; Stu Moore, Allegany; Michael Thomas, Ithaca; Diane Sargent, Lockport; Tom Daley, Tonawanda; Jim Collingwood, Amherst; Daniel Boyce, Wellsville; and one volunteer who wished to remain anonymous.