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Red Cross of WNC Seeks Support for Florence Relief Efforts

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For How to Help:

The American Red Cross needs Volunteers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia to help support Hurricane Florence relief efforts. We need help maintaining and setting up sheltering facilities, registering clients, maintaining client information, serving meals, and general housekeeping. If you live in these areas and are willing to volunteer for a 6-12 hour shift, please apply now: redcross.org/volunteer. This is an expedited application process specific to Hurricane Florence response efforts.

 

For Donations:

Visit redcross.org, call 1- 800-RED CROSS or text t “RED CROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or visit redcross.org/donate

Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donations to disaster relief allow the Red Cross to spend the money where and how it is most needed.

 

In-Kind Donations

 

Each disaster is unique, as are the needs of those affected. Financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to the people who need it most. We know our communities are generous and want to do everything they can to help after a disaster. Unfortunately, collecting and sending food, clothing and other household items often does more harm than good. Instead, the best way to support disaster victims is with a financial donation.

  • It takes time and money to store, sort, clean and distribute donated items, which diverts limited time and resources away from helping those most affected. In contrast, financial donations can be accessed quickly and put to use right away to directly help and support those affected; with a financial donation, individuals can buy what they need and want.
  • Storing donated items can also result in thousands of dollars in warehousing, cleaning, transportation and handling fees – whereas financial donations allow us to be flexible to give people what they need most.
  • Our first priority is the safety and well-being of those affected by disasters. Unfortunately, some well-intentioned donations of clothing or other items may be inadvertently soiled or dirty, which can cause illness. Financial donations don’t pose any health risks and can be used right away to replace items like medications and reading glasses.

 

 

Alli Trask

Executive Director

(828) 575-8834 (c)