Red Cross Volunteers Speak Out After Two Disasters

Volunteers are speaking out after two different weekend disasters. A tornado and a fire have kept the Red Cross and its partners in response mode, at the same time.

Volunteers make up nine out of every 10 people in the Red Cross’s entire work force. They are the front line of defense in disasters of all kinds, including an apartment fire in Lexington over the weekend and a tornado 60 miles away.

One assistant shares what it is like bridging the gap between heartbreak and hope.

State Emergency Management Officials say 32 homes and three South Carolina schools were damaged. Power has been restored to most of the 17-hundred customers who were stuck in the dark, Monday night. Meanwhile,midlands companies continue to donate thousands to relief efforts.

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