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WILMINGTON, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) – Despite mass power outages and destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, a Wilmington bar opened its doors to let fans watch the Carolina Panthers game
The Husk, located on Front Street in historic downtown Wilmington, was the sole establishment open in that area, running on generators brought in by the owners and other businesses.
“We knew we needed to be open Sunday,” said owner Justin Smith. “It’s been amazing because so many other businesses have chipped in to help.”
The entire event became a neighborhood affair. People donated food, others their time to set up. For three hours the community was able to come together and forget about the floods and damage.
Here’s the thing. The @Panthers lost. And it was close. But for 3 hours these people at @TheHuskDowntown in Wilmington were able to come together & forget about the floods & damage. It’s amazing what a generator and heart can do for a community. #florence @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/sm9wBpxfqy
— 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗻 (@BrianFox46) September 16, 2018
It’s amazing what a generator and a heart can do for a community.