Ensuring anyone who needs help has a safe place to stay, warm meals to eat and essential supplies following a local or large-scale emergency is at the core of our Red Cross work. To respond in this manner takes steadfast determination and ample preparation. But we cannot do it alone. We depend on generous support from people who live with their hearts on their sleeves and organizations committed to assisting their neighbors in need.
At the American Red Cross of South Carolina, we are proud that 90 cents of every dollar donated is spent helping people during their darkest hours. And, even now, with an estimated increase of 150 million dollars in unexpected pandemic-related expenses added to our national operating budget, we remain committed to helping anytime and anywhere.
Our lifesaving work is only possible with donations from compassionate donors.
You are our Partners in Preparedness.
And, on behalf of the 7,600 individuals we assisted in South Carolina, last year alone, we can only say: THANK YOU.