STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford- based AmeriCares is sending relief supplies and emergency medicine to families affected by the historic flooding in South Carolina.
“We are helping uninsured and low-income residents who are often the least prepared to weather catastrophic emergencies,” said AmeriCares Senior Vice President of Global Programs E. Anne Peterson. “Many of the people affected by the storms are struggling with financial problems, as well as serious health issues, and will need assistance to recover.”
Supplies, such as insulin, blankets, family emergency kits, towels, pain relievers and cleaning supplies are headed to Christ Central Medical Care Center in Columbia, Sumpter Free Health Clinic in St. Stephen and Anderson Free Clinic in Anderson.
Parts of the state received more than 20 inches of rain, resulting in massive flooding that engulfed homes and business. Fifteen people have died and 800 residents are staying in emergency shelters. Emergency teams have performed 175 water rescues.
For more information, visit americares.org.
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