7 News After The Storm: Helping Carolina’s Family


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SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – 7 News Carolinas’ Family is taking a closer look at Spartanburg County’s recovery from the storm that hit the area earlier this month.

From 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, our crews were out in the Upstate discussing the storms, the recovery efforts underway and what the community can do to help out.

Anchors Amy Wood and Ben Hoover, as well as Carolinas’ Chief Meterologist Christy Henderson kicked off our live show from the Hillbrook neighborhood here in Spartanburg County at 4 p.m.

Meteorologist Dan Bickford was out at at Crown Pointe Apartments in Spartanburg, where a tornado caused damage to apartment units, vehicles and the overall property.

7 News reporter Asia Wilson gave us a recap of the storms, including the flooding that occurred, in Pickens County and in Anderson County.

7 News partnered with the United Way of the Piedmont to host a phone bank in our studio here in Spartanburg, where volunteers were on-hand to take donations from the community that will go towards storm clean-up and recovery efforts in the Upstate. Our Anchors Gordon Dill and Diane Lee interviewed the volunteers as donations came in.

As of 6:30 p.m. Monday, people donated more than $45,000 for the United Way during our phone bank.

The United Way of the Piedmont said all of the money donated stays local, and viewers who want a certain county to receive their donation, that is available for them to do so.

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