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Local Red Cross volunteers head to help in SC

Posted: 6:06 AM, Oct 05, 2015
Updated: 2015-10-05 10:06:20Z

The aftermath of flooding in South Carolina is so severe, local Red Cross volunteers are heading South to help with relief efforts.

Eleven Red Cross volunteers from Western and Central New York are leaving for South Carolina to assist families in need there.

Here are some stats from the Red Cross:

  • Over 112,000 meals and snacks have been served by Salvation Army, Southern Baptist, community groups, local restaurants and the Red Cross
  • Over 54,000 relief items including water, snacks, non-perishable meals, and clean-up items such as gloves, buckets, trash bags, sifters, and dust masks has been distributed by the Red Cross and community groups
  • Over 11,000 overnight stays in community or Red Cross shelters
  • Over 9,000 health and mental health contacts have been made by Lake, Napa and Calaveras County and Red Cross workers
  • Over 1,200 cases have been opened by Red Cross caseworkers to provide individualized recovery support

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