Red Cross assisting Darlington County family after fire
American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Edwards Ave in Darlington, was damaged by a fire early this morning. The Red Cross is helping five people by providing financial assistance for immediate needs such as food, clothing, and shelter, along with referrals to much needed resources.
During October’s Fire Prevention Week, the American Red Cross of South Carolina urges you to test your smoke alarms and practice your two-minute escape drill before the threat of home fires increases with cold weather.
“Every day, people’s lives are devastated by home fires — a threat that’s increasing as winter approaches,” said Rod Tolbert, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross of South Carolina. “Help keep your family safe now by taking simple steps to make your home safer.”
Help families get back on their feet by giving the gift of a second chance. Gifts from Hometown Heroes provide financial assistance so families can pay for their immediate needs such as food, clothes, personal care items, and a safe place to stay. Become a Hometown Hero by clicking here or visiting www.redcross.org/HometownHero.