Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Florence. We want to make you aware of the following opportunities to assist in disaster relief. As we learn of more ways to help, we will post them here on our blog.
WRAL, GoTriangle, the United Way and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will collect donations – of money and goods to help with hurricane cleanup – Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh (inside Gate A off Trinity Road) and at the food bank distribution facility at 1924 Capital Blvd. in Raleigh. GoTriangle, the United Way and the food bank will pack trucks and buses to deliver donations directly to impacted counties.
American Red Cross
NC Food Bank
The food bank also accepts donations online ( Click Here) and checks can be mailed to 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604.
Food donations are accepted at Food Bank distribution centers in Durham, Raleigh, New Bern, Greenville, Southern Pines and Wilmington.
The most needed items for disaster relief are:
- Toiletries, including dental supplies (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand sanitizer, etc.)
- Blankets and pillows
- First Aid items and unopened medicines
- High-protein canned meals with pop-top cans (ravioli, soups, spaghetti)
- Single-serving meals that do not require refrigeration or cooking/meals ready to eat
- Single-serving snacks such as raisins & granola bars
- Paper goods and products (paper towels/plates/cups/napkins, plastic utensils)
- Diapers (adult and child)
- Baby formula
- Cleaning supplies and disinfectant wipes
- Bottled water
- Work gloves, utility and rubber gloves
- Utility knives and flashlights
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