How to Volunteer With the Red Cross

The Palmetto region of the American Red Cross has shifted into high gear, planning their response to Hurricane Irma as the storm nears Florida before making its way toward South Carolina. Irma is the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm on record and South Carolinians should get prepared now.

This powerful hurricane reminds us of the importance of volunteers. To volunteer, please call 843-410-8467. You can also go to and select the Hurricane Irma application.

Fred Rogers often told this story about when he was a boy and would see scary things on the news: “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”