American Red Cross Opens Up Shelters In Upstate Counties

The American Red Cross is responding to the catastrophic rainfall and severe flooding that is continuing to drench South Carolina. The Red Cross is helping families stay safe and dry by opening shelters, bringing in meals and providing emotional support.

More than 200 trained Red Cross workers are working around the clock to staff more than 25 shelters for hundreds of displaced residents from the Lowcountry to Upstate.

“Anyone who needs a warm, safe place to stay, and a hot meal, is welcome at any of our shelters,” said Louise Welch Williams, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross of the Palmetto South Carolina Region.

Residents planning to stay at a shelter should bring prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, hygiene supplies, important documents, in addition to items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, or for family members who have unique needs.

The three Upstate shelters are located at:

GREENWOOD COUNTY

First Presbyterian Church

410 East Carolina Ave, Clinton, SC 29325

LAURENS COUNTY

Grace Community Church

1611 Woodlawn Rd, Greenwood, SC 29649

GREENVILLE COUNTY

Greenville First Baptist Church

847 Cleveland St. in Downtown Greenville.

More shelter locations include, two in Richland County, two in Lexington County, one in Horry County, two in Charleston County, one in Claredon County, and one in Horry County.

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