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SPOTLIGHT: American Red Cross, Lowcountry SC

Staff Report //February 12, 2018//

SPOTLIGHT: American Red Cross, Lowcountry SC

Staff Report //February 12, 2018//

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A Closer Look

2017 Top achievements:

In FY17, the American Red Cross of Lowcountry SC assisted more than 2,600 individuals affected by disasters – primarily home fires; collected 70,000+ units of blood; trained 8,400+ people in lifesaving skills, such as CPR/AED, First Aid and Aquatics; and through our global communication network, provided emergency communications and other services, including counseling and financial assistance, to support military families. Additionally, we helped created a more resilient community by installing more than 6,600 smoke alarms and teaching more than 650 children about emergency preparedness through the Pillowcase Project. The Red Cross remains dedicated to military families.  More than 2,700 case services were carried out, providing reporting and communication services for military families. 

After the generosity of our compassionate donors, volunteers and community partners, your Red Cross was able to bring relief and comfort to thousands of South Carolinians after Hurricane Matthew’s high winds and torrential rains uprooted lives and destroyed homes. In South Carolina, more than 1,300 disaster workers provided 19,000 overnight stays in 95 shelters. Those workers, 90% of whom were volunteers, served nearly 287,000 meals and snacks.

2018 Goals:

Expand our volunteer base, grow the financial support from the Lowcountry business sector, and increase blood donations.

Fundraising events: 

The Red Cross Gala will be held at the Charleston Marriott in downtown Charleston on April 27, 2018. Corporate sponsorships are available for this event. Please contact Felicia Rowell for details about this event. 843-480-4229.

Corporate giving opportunities:

The Red Cross accepts financial donations throughout the year. Anyone interested in donating can call 843-764-2323. Your Red Cross conducts workplace giving campaigns in collaboration with additional organizations that your employees would like to support. If you are interested in being a workplace giving partner, please contact Amanda Baldwin.  We also provide employee engagement opportunities for your workplace, allowing them time to give back to the community and providing team-building experiences. 

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and generosity of donors.