Carolina Hurricanes hosting Hurricane Florence Relief Fund

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The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday began accepting items donated to a Hurricane Florence Relief Drive.

Anyone donating items to the fund will receive vouchers for two tickets to either the Canes’ Sept. 19 preseason game against Tampa Bay or the Sept. 21 game against Washington.The Hurricanes also announced Tuesday that they will offer a limited number of $40 lower-level tickets to two regular-season games — Oct. 7 against the New York Rangers and Oct. 9 against Vancouver — with proceeds benefiting the State of North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund.

Items, to be accepted at the PNC Arena box office, include: Gift cards to national big box stores (Walmart, Target, etc).; baby items, including diapers, wipes, etc.’ non-perishable dry goods and canned goods; cleaning supplies including bleach, Lysol, Clorox wipes; hygiene products including soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, feminine products, deodorant; paper towels, tissues, toilet paper; pet supplies, including dog and cat food; new pillows, sheets and towels; and plastic storage bins. No clothing will be accepted.

Hurricane Florence Relief Drive item donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Hurricanes players will assist with the collection of items from 5:45-7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Friday. Owner Tom Dundon will also assist with the collection on Wednesday.

Anyone wanting to make financial contributions may contribute directly to the State of North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, a partner of the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation, is also accepting financial donations for those affected by Hurricane Florence