Beaufort News

Red Cross helpers sought for Jasper, Hampton counties

The Red Cross Varnville Client Service Center inside Varnville Town Hall is scheduled to open Friday, and two new-volunteer orientations are scheduled there.

The sessions will be from 1 to 4 p.m., one on Friday and one on Tuesday.

Volunteers who live in Hampton and Jasper counties are needed. Currently, volunteers from the Palmetto Service Center in Bluffton make the drive to assist people affected by disasters, such as home fires, in Hampton and Jasper counties, according to a Red Cross release. Volunteers nearer the emergency could respond faster, the release said.

To register, contact the Red Cross at 843-757-7437 or