North Carolina's long Atlantic coast has a history of weathering and withstanding hurricanes, but high winds and storm surge can do damage even inland when the conditions are right. After the storm, it is natural to want to help our neighbors. If you are a resident of our apartments in Raleigh, NC and want to give help, this is your guide.
A WRAL phone bank has raised $713,492 for Hurricane Florence relief. Thank you for your generosity.
Financial donations can still be made to any of our charitable partners: Red Cross, Salvation Army, NC Disaster Relief Fund and Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC.
Donations – by credit card, check or cash – are always the most efficient way to make sure that relief agencies on the scene of a crisis are able to purchase and distribute any necessary items.
The American Red Cross has 800 volunteers in locations throughout the state, and they’ve got 100 shelters open that are serving 10,000 people. Your Red Cross donations support those relief efforts.
The N.C. Disaster Relief Fund is currently accepting contributions for Hurricane Florence damage. Contributions are distributed by the United Way of North Carolina and directly help Hurricane Florence victims.
If you are unable to give online, you may mail your contribution to:
North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
20312 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
To contribute to the Salvation Army’s Florence disaster relief efforts, visit www.HelpSalvationArmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts.
North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund was activated Thursday to support recovery efforts related to Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.
When you want to help but don't know how, Durham-based NeedsList offers a real-time needs registry for humanitarian aid, where non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can list their supply, volunteer and cash needs in real time to share with supporters.
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.
The food bank also accepts donations online, 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
Please do not donate: Used clothing, shoes, toys, books, games or anything that can spoil, rot or create an odor.
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