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Warm meal for those without power in Berkeley and Georgetown

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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.




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