Red Cross volunteers ready to respond to Haiti if needed

By Jaime Dailey bio | email

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WTOC) - Several mission groups and organizations in the area are taking donations, trying to do what they can to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

The Carolina Lowcountry Palmetto Service Center in Bluffton has been getting calls from people wanting to donate. Local Red Cross volunteers have not been activated to help out in Haiti, but say many are certified and ready if they are called upon.

"Several dozen people are certified and had the training in our service center area and probably multiple dozens in the Carolina Lowcounty and other chapters in the South East," said volunteer Mike McFee. "So the possibilities are great and we also have a wonderful retirement community in Hilton Head and Bluffton and so forth and those people have a lot more availability and so those people have a lot more time to make themselves available for disaster services so the possibilities are great that locals may play a part in the relief efforts in Hait."

To make a donation to the Lowcountry Red Cross chapter, call 843.757.7437 or visit

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