Red Cross asks for community’s help with flood relief

Several local Red Cross chapters are hitting the road to assist those devastated by flooding in South Carolina.

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More first responders from Tennessee are heading to South Carolina due to catastrophic flooding.

He commended Arkansas State University for being flexible and allowing him to take the time to help others in need. “Just because the rain stops does not mean that we are out of the woods”.

“My whole life I’ve spent helping people and going to various disasters within the community…to be able to help and bring a small amount of relief”, Robertson said.

“We are always looking beyond the key factors of food, clothing and shelter”. Please visit nvoad.org for a list of organizations accepting in-kind donations. About 30 southeastern blood drives were canceled over the weekend, with the possibility of more blood drives being canceled in the next few days due to flooded roadways and power outages.

You can help by walling 1-800-808-5824 during the telethon.

The Red Cross moved blood products into the region to ensure blood would be available in the event of widespread flooding.

North Carolina is sending help to its southern neighbor in response to an aid request from South Carolina emergency management officials as rain continues to pummel the Palmetto state. The Red Cross’ priority is to deliver emergency products and transport routine requests as conditions allow.

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Each one of the ERV’s can feed up to 600 people at shelters set up for storm victims.

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