Red Cross helping after 2 house fires in the Upstate

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – American Red Cross is assisting 2 families after fires destroyed their homes last night.

Duncan Chapel and Oakway Fire Departments responded to the fires.

The Red Cross is assisting 2 adults and 1 child in Seneca and 1 adult in Greenville by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items.

The Red Cross wants to remind everyone that September is National Preparedness Month. They are asking people to take 2 simple steps that can help save lives: check your existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home.

If you would like to help those affected by disasters, you can make a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief.

People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, sending a donation to the American Red Cross at 940 Grove Rd, Greenville, SC 29605, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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