The homes of two Orangeburg County families were damaged by fire on Monday, according to the American Red Cross.
The Bowman Fire Department responded to a house fire Rail Street in Bowman.
The Red Cross is helping four adults and four children by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items.
A Bethel Forest Road home in Orangeburg was also damaged by fire. The Red Cross is helping one adult by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials.
For safety tips and help creating a family emergency plan, download the Red Cross Emergency app at redcross.org/apps.
People wanting to assist with Red Cross efforts can donate by visiting redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Information about volunteer opportunities is available at the same website.
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