Palmdale, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2010
The worldwide leader in tarps, Tarps Plus has sent out shipments of tarps to help aid the tornado victims of Darlington. Over fifty families have been affected by the storm, with damage assessment ongoing, according to a press release from the Pee Dee Chapter of the American Red Cross. Many of the damage are ripped roofs from homes. Poly tarps are needed to cover roofs to prevent future water damage. Along with the tarp delivery, the Red Cross provided food for affected families and first responders.
Volunteers from Pee Dee and Coastal South Carolina chapters, along with other volunteers from the Columbia Region of the Red Cross, went street by street to hand out tarps and food where needed. The group identified approximately 26 structures damaged, including a house that was destroyed and seven with major damage.
Tarps Plus has been supplying tarps to the areas non-stop ever since the tornado hit. The response teams have been placing the tarps on roofs, where needed.
The Darlington County Emergency Preparedness officials are also opening The Recreational Department, 300 Sanders St., Darlington, for residents who need shelter as a result of the tornado.
Donations or information about the Red Cross relief efforts can call the Pee Dee Chapter at (843) 662-8121 or visit http://peedee.redcross.org/content/index.html.