Local chapter of the American Red Cross celebrates 100 years
Myrtle Beach, S.C. (WPDE) —
Even when there is no large disaster in the news; the American Red Cross of Eastern SC is helping people facing emergencies every day and has been for 100 years.
Just last year, volunteers helped more than 1,150 of your friends and neighbors who were affected by home fires, providing them with care, comfort, and hope.
The American Red Cross is there when major disasters strike, such as Hurricane Matthew. They are also there when a tornado touches down or a family is forced from their home by rising floodwaters.
From home fires to natural disasters, the Red Cross goes wherever needed to help people in their most devastating hours.
Don Leonard, Founding Member of the Chapter's Humanitarian Circle Society will induct Freddie Hyatt as its' newest member.
This recognition Society is for individuals, couples and families who want to ensure that the American Red Cross is able to prepare communities and respond to everyday disasters and aid victims in their short term and long term recovery. Other Humanitarian Members include, Don and Flo Mabe, the Jackson, Thomas and Schafer Families.