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American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on the Hemingway Highway in Nesmith, was damaged by a fire.

The Williamsburg County Fire Department responded to the blaze.  The Red Cross is helping four adults and one child by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items.

This summer, many people will be enjoying great food, cooked on the backyard grill. The Red Cross wants to be sure everyone stays safe. If you’re firing up the grill, be sure to always keep an eye on it when it’s in use. Never grill indoors and make sure to keep it out in the open, away from the house or anything that could catch fire. Be sure children and pets stay away from the grill, too.

The Red Cross also wants everyone to take caution while outdoors in the summer heat. Be sure to discuss heat safety precautions with members of your household. If you do not have access to air conditioning, choose places you go to for relief from the scorching heat. That includes schools, libraries, theaters or malls, for example.

For tips and to create a family emergency plan, download the Red Cross Emergency app


Help people affected by disasters and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

People can donate by visiting, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


To join us, visit today to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.  The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or @RedCrossSC.