Warm meal for those without power in Berkeley and Georgetown - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Warm meal for those without power in Berkeley and Georgetown

Posted: Updated:
Over 22,000 customers are without power Wednesday after a winter storm brought freezing rain to the Lowcountry. Over 22,000 customers are without power Wednesday after a winter storm brought freezing rain to the Lowcountry.
Some officials have said this is the worst power outage they've experienced in history. They hope power is back on by early next week.

If you or someone you know may need a warm meal, meals will be offered in Berkeley and Georgetown County.

From the Red Cross:


The American Red Cross and partners will be providing  500 meals for lunch and dinner tomorrow for the communities of St.  George and St. Stephen that are still without power from Winter Storm PAX.

Meals will be available to the communities at 11:30a.m. and 4:30p.m. at the following locations on Sunday, February 16th.

St George Middle School

600 Minus St

St George, SC  

St Stephen Elementary School

1053 Russellville Road

St Stephen, SC 

A special thank you to Walmart stores for water donation. 

The Red Cross provided more than 1,000 meals to these communities tonight.  Red Cross has provided more than 2,250 meals and snacks since Thursday to those affected by the winter storm in the Palmetto SC Region. More than 400 people have stayed in Red Cross shelters across the Palmetto SC Region. 

A special thank you to Walmart stores for water donation.

From Georgetown Co.:

Sunday at 12:00 p.m. at Northeast Regional Recreation Center.

Dinner will be served at three locations: three meals per day will be served on subsequent days at three locations until electricity is restored to at least most parts of Georgetown County.


Locations where meals will be served include:

·       Ringle Heights Baptist Church, 78 Ruben Ave., Georgetown

·       Northeast Regional Recreation Center, 8189 Choppee Road, Georgetown

·       Sandpit Park, 495 Powell Road, Georgetown.

Starting Monday, meals will be served daily at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. through a partnership between South Carolina Baptist Convention Disaster Relief, the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. Volunteers expect to serve around 150 meals a day, which will be handed out until supplies are gone.

Meals will be prepared at Ringle Heights by S.C. Baptist Disaster Relief and transported by the Red Cross and Salvation Army to the other serving locations. The Southeastern Baptist Association will also have mobile shower units available at Ringle Heights for use by anyone who wants a hot shower .Towels are provided, but people should bring their own toiletries.

The public’s help is requested in helping get word of these meals to families without electricity who may not have access to news media. People are asked to share this information with their churches and other groups, and notify any individuals they are aware of who are in need of food due to widespread power outages.




  • Broken water main that flooded UCLA is shut off

    Broken water main that flooded UCLA is shut off

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:41 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:41:56 GMT
    (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.Los Angeles Department of Water and Power assistant general manager Jim McDaniel says the pipe was shut off around 7 p.m., some 3 1/2 hours after it broke under Sunset Boulevard and began spewing water onto the nearby campus.McDaniel says an estimated eight to 10 million gallons were released. He says the entire city of Los Angeles uses 55 million gallo...
    (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.Los Angeles Department of Water and Power assistant general manager Jim McDaniel says the pipe was shut off around 7 p.m., some 3 1/2 hours after it broke under Sunset Boulevard and began spewing water onto the nearby campus.McDaniel says an estimated eight to 10 million gallons were released. He says the entire city of Los Angeles uses 55 million gallo...
  • Local leaders call for residents to help end violence throughout Charleston County

    Local leaders call for residents to help end violence throughout Charleston County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:52:26 GMT
    With an average of 1 to 2 shootings per week, Charleston County leaders are asking communities to help police tackle the increase in crime by being engaged. On Tuesday afternoon local officials in Charleston Countytogether at Charleston City Hallcalled for an end toan increase inviolent crimes throughout Charleston County. The press conference was organized by the National Action Network and was attended by Mayor Joe Riley, police chiefs Greg Mullens and Eddie Driggers, Representative Wen...
    With an average of 1 to 2 shootings per week, Charleston County leaders are asking communities to help police tackle the increase in crime by being engaged. On Tuesday afternoon local officials in Charleston Countytogether at Charleston City Hallcalled for an end toan increase inviolent crimes throughout Charleston County. The press conference was organized by the National Action Network and was attended by Mayor Joe Riley, police chiefs Greg Mullens and Eddie Driggers, Representative Wen...
  • Former marine fights back against attempted robbery

    Former marine fights back against attempted robbery

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:58:12 GMT
    The Charleston County Sheriff's Officeis trying to find two men responsible for an attempted robbery.Just before midnight on July 21st at the Kangaroo gas station on Ashley Phosphate, Anthony Morris and his wife were paying for their purchase.A man behind him may have seen that he was carrying several $100 bills. That man and a second suspect in a white SUV can be seen outside near the gas pumps.Morris says they followed him down Ashley phosphate to his Tedder Street home. Once there, one sus...
    The Charleston County Sheriff's Officeis trying to find two men responsible for an attempted robbery.Just before midnight on July 21st at the Kangaroo gas station on Ashley Phosphate, Anthony Morris and his wife were paying for their purchase.A man behind him may have seen that he was carrying several $100 bills. That man and a second suspect in a white SUV can be seen outside near the gas pumps.Morris says they followed him down Ashley phosphate to his Tedder Street home. Once there, one sus...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.