Florence: How to help and donate

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Residents of The Glenn apartment complex need help moving out. It has been declared unsafe by officials as a result of Hurricane Florence. 

Many residents are in shock and need help moving their possessions. 

If you can help move boxes and furniture, this project is for you. We recommend that volunteers be able to lift 25 pounds.

Cape Fear Volunteer Center will be at The Glenn from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily to meet and support volunteers and residents. 

When you arrive ask for Annie Anthony. (Please park at the Little Caesar’s parking lot at the entrance to The Glenn: 4951 University Drive, Wilmington 28403 to check in.) 

Also, while NOT required, if you have a truck or SUV and can help people move their things from Point A to Point B, that would be appreciated. 

There are additional opportunities available for this project. 

Thank you for checking out this volunteer opportunity and for helping. If you can volunteer for more than two hours, please sign-up for multiple shifts.

Please share this project with family and friends. Authorities tell us that residents have until October 8th to move out. 

Sign up at https://signupgenius.com/go/20F094CADA72FA5FB6-trucks

The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is a 501(c)(3) organization funded through donations. To register as an ongoing volunteer and to see other Hurricane Florence Opportunities visit www.capefearvolunteercenter.org.


Salvation Army Providing Much-Needed Supplies to Aid Florence Recovery 

Through a partnership with New Hanover County, The Salvation Army is distributing relief supplies to Wilmington and Cape Fear area residents impacted by Hurricane Florence. 

During the first day of distribution at the Community Recovery Resource Center in Wilmington, The Salvation Army provided: 

Clean-up Kits: 961
Food Boxes: 971
Tarps: 349
Cases of Water: 749
Infant Items: 304
Clothing Vouchers: 232

Clean-up kits included mops, brooms, bleach, gloves, and other much-needed items to help those whose homes were damaged when the storm came through or during the flooding that followed.

“We couldn’t help so many people without the community coming together to serve,” says Major Mark Craddock, Administrator for The Salvation Army in the Wilmington/Cape Fear region. “Between government agencies, nonprofit partners, donors, and volunteers, it truly takes an army to meet the need.”

The resource center houses federal, state, and local agencies that are providing relief services, including Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), FEMA Disaster Recovery, and area nonprofits.

 To receive a voucher for supplies or clothing, area residents can visit the Community Recovery Resource Center located at the former Sears store at Independence Mall in Wilmington. Additional location details and hours of operation are available at www.EmegencyNHC.com.

 How to Help

The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors as the situation continues to be assessed.

 Online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org

 Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY

 Mail checks to: The Salvation Army, P.O. BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate ‘2018 Hurricane Season – Florence’ on all checks.

To receive a donation link via text: Text STORM to 51555


Brunswick County Democratic Headquarters, 1420 Old Ocean Hwy, Bolivia, will be open to accept donations of goods for folks needing assistance due to the impact of Hurricane Florence. Items can be dropped off at Brunswick County Democratic Headquarters, noon-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1.

Items needed include non-perishable food and canned products including proteins such as tuna, chicken, salmon etc.. Non-food products needed include paper products, cleaning products, diapers, depends, feminine hygiene products, pet food, soap, and shampoo. The items collected will be delivered to Brunswick Family Assistance. 

For more information, call 269-449-7677. 


 To help meet the needs of the community, Cape Fear Habitat ReStore is in need of donated household items: appliances, furniture, building supplies. 

Cape Fear Habitat will offer free donation pick-up or donations can be taken to any Cape Fear Habitat ReStore location.

To schedule a donation pickup, visit www.capefearhabitat.org/restore/restore-donate or call for pickup at 910-686-9800. 

For more information about what items can be donated, visit the above address. Please note that any items damaged by floodwaters cannot be accepted because of health and safety concerns. All donated items must be in decent, usable condition.


WILMINGTON — Undies and Socks For Tots Donation Campaign was launched in September 2018 by Amir (8 years old) and Atiya (7 years old) Johnson. After volunteering in the community shortly after Hurricane Florence, the siblings asked their mother, how could they help and do more.

After brainstorming, the two decided they wanted to help children that were affected by the hurricane and Undies and Socks For Tots was launched the two began soliciting friends, family members, small business owners, organizations, and local churches, to help pitch in.

 Several community organizations and churches have already pledged their support for the campaign; the children have used their allowance money to jump start the campaign. Their goal is to collect 3,500 items. 

What Can You Do To Help? Bring a new pair of undies and/or socks for elementary- and middle school-aged children. Items donated will be distributed to individuals in need in New Hanover County and surrouding areas. 

The official drop-off location is 2nd Base Lounge, located at 255 N. Front Street. For more information, call 910-352-6074 or 910-795-5853.


In light of Hurricane Florence, proceeds from WARM (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry) Harvest breakfast and lunch will go to hurricane recovery efforts. The WARM event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Winter Park Baptist Church Activity Center, 4700 Park Ave., Wilmington. Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. (networking), 8 a.m. program; lunch:11:30 a.m. (networking), program at noon. To donate: https://one.bidpal.net/warmharvest2018/browse/donation.


Paws Place Dog Rescue has helped local canines in Brunswick County find great homes. The recent destruction that Hurricane Florence left in her wake has affected countless lives throughout Southeastern North Carolina with winds and flooding. Paws Place was hit particularly hard by flooding, losing their brand-new kennel as well as many other damages to their facility.

 IronStride Marketing & Digital Co’s Official North Brunswick Chamber Event will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Locals Tavern in Cross Creek Plaza, Leland. They’re looking forward to a big turnout in hopes of raising money to help get Paws Place Dog Rescue back on their feet. They’re asking for all businesses to attend and, if possible, to donate a raffle item. All the money raised is going to support Paws Place Dog Rescue. For more information,contact: Gabe Moore at 910-839-8585 or gabe@ironstridemarketing.com.


The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament (to be held Oct. 4-6 at the Southport Marina) and the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce will assist those suffering from the impacts of Hurricane Florence in Brunswick County. The Chamber, through the U.S Open King Mackerel Tournament, will donate $1,500 to Brunswick Family Assistance Hurricane Florence Relief Fund. The tournament is also encouraging its sponsors and participants to donate to the relief efforts and will be collecting donations during the tournament to support the Brunswick Family Assistance efforts to support the recovery of families in Brunswick County.