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The American Red Cross announced recently that the Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation has provided a financial contribution of $10,000 to support the disaster relief efforts of the local Red Cross.
“We are grateful to the longstanding partnership and care that is demonstrated by the Lutz Foundation” commented Joe Hayes, executive director for the Red Cross of Northern S.C.
“Our community depends on this foundation and appreciates their commitment to helping those organizations who deliver vital programs and services in Chester and surrounding counties.”
The mission of the American Red Cross is to help people prevent, prepare for, respond and recover from fires and other disasters. Home fires are the most common disaster in the country and here in South Carolina the Red Cross responds to help a family after a home fire six times a day. Red Cross volunteers and employees provide immediate relief to these home fire survivors, including meals, lodging, comfort kits, and essential medications, and recovery assistance to help them get back on their feet.
Each year in counties served by the Red Cross of Northern S.C., the Red Cross and its volunteers provide food, shelter, comfort and hope to more than 500 people who face emergency situations. In the past 18 months, the Red Cross has helped make the community safer from home fires by installing nearly 1,700 smoke alarms and teaching emergency preparedness to nearly 200 children through The Pillowcase Project.