Red Cross

Regional Red Cross Hosts 24-Hour Giving Blitz

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The American Red Cross of Central SC is hosting its annual 24-hour giving blitz, to provide hope and urgent relief like food and other essentials to people coping with disaster. Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters nationwide. That means every eight minutes, the organization responds to a disaster, most of which are…

City ‘Hoop it up Blood Drive’

COLUMBIA , SC  ( WOLO)–Are you ready to Hoop it Up? The city of Columbia and Mayor Steve Benjamin are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the annual ‘Hoop It Up’ Blood Drive. Friday, Feb. 24 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St.   Categories: Local News, News Tags: Red…

Critical Need for Blood Donations: ABC Columbia Needs Your Help

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed. Snowstorms and severe weather…

Preparing Your Family for Emergencies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Ahead of potential winter weather this weekend, the Red Cross shares tips to make sure your family is prepared for emergencies. As the New Year arrived and many people were making resolutions about things they want to accomplish in 2017, the American Red Cross was busy responding to home fires. Over the holiday weekend, volunteers from…

Red Cross Manning Shelters during Hurricane, Looking for Volunteers

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Red Cross is working to prepare volunteers, aid and man shelters during Hurricane Mathew. The Red Cross says it, along with its partners have opened evacuation shelters across the state.  The Red Cross encourages anyone coming to a shelter to bring the following items for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medications, extra clothing,…

Red Cross Asking for Volunteers ahead of Hurricane Mathew

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–   The American Red Cross is in need of local volunteers to help in Columbia ahead of Hurricane Mathew, say officials. “We are preparing to help families across South Carolina who may be affected by Hurricane Matthew,” said Rebecca Jordan, executive director for the American Red Cross of Central SC. “By joining us as a Red Cross volunteer,…

WATCH: Preparing for Hermine

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — While residents in Florida hunker down for Tropical Storm Hermine, The Red Cross  is asking those here in the Capital city to start getting ready as well. Find out how to keep your family safe if and when Hermine makes landfall. http://www.redcross.org Categories: Local News Tags: Hermine, Red Cross

Watch: Red Cross Looking for SC Volunteers

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Red Cross is looking for a few good volunteers in South Carolina. They are looking for help during times of evacuation if a Hurricane Strikes the South Carolina Coast. A Red Cross official says up to 50 people would be needed, in case of emergency, to staff at least 20 shelters in the Lowcountry. The Red…