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Red Cross receives new emergency response vehicle

on Wednesday, 11 July 2018. Posted in News, Local News

The Red Cross of Eastern South Carolina is honored to recognize Glasspro for its gift of an energy efficient emergency response vehicle, which enables the Red Cross to quickly provide food and supplies to people affected by disasters.

“When disaster strikes, Red Cross workers climb into emergency response vehicles and travel through impacted neighborhoods providing food, water and comfort to victims,” said Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer, South Carolina Region. “Thanks to the generous support of Glasspro, we’ve been able to add a new vehicle to our fleet that will help us reach even more people in need.”

This generous donation comes just as hurricane season begins and strengthens the Red Cross’ ability to help South Carolinians before, during and after a storm strikes. For example, the vehicle can quickly transform so that volunteers can either serve thousands of meals a day, following a storm. It will be South Carolina-based but is able to respond to disasters throughout the country.

“Every time a disaster strikes in our state, the Red Cross is there,” said Paul Heinauer, president, Glasspro. “I am so humbled by the ever-present dedication of the organization’s disaster workers. This emergency response vehicle will certainly be put to good use, not only around Myrtle Beach but across the state. Glasspro is blessed to be a part of their good works.”