Hurricane Matthew Relief Resources
Here are some valuable resources for members affected by Hurricane Matthew and those who would like to contribute to relief efforts. We will update them as needed. If you have something to add, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepting volunteers redcross.org/volunteer
Find a blood drive near you: http://rdcrss.org/1RzohGb
Baptists on Mission
Volunteers from Baptists on Mission are preparing hot meals for victims of Hurricane Matthew at various locations throughout the week.
The group will serve meals at Cedar Falls Baptist Church in Fayetteville on Monday, First Baptist Church of Kinston on Tuesday and Hyde Park Baptist Church in Lumberton on Wednesday.
Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve meals and assist with clean-up. The organization is also asking for donations of canned food items, cleaning supplies and diapers, and also monetary donations.
For more information on how to volunteer or donate, go to http://baptistsonmission.org.
The Salvation Army is asking for donations to help with disaster relief.
Asking for donations of travel-size toiletries, including soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and also pillows, blankets and trash bags. To donate money, go online to http://bit.ly/2dKhhuD, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or text STORM to 51555. Donations can also be sent via mail to P.O. Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301.
Feed the Hunger
Feed the Hunger, an organization based in Graham, is packing meals to send to hurricane victims in Haiti, Jamaica and cities across the southeastern United States. Volunteers packed more than 100,000 meals at Southbrook Community Church in Charlotte on Saturday. The organization will host packing events in Burlington and Greensboro on Oct. 22 and in Charlotte on Oct. 28-29.
To learn more about how to volunteer or donate money, go to http://www.feedthehunger.org.
North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday activated the state’s disaster relief fund to support long-term recovery efforts.
The governor’s office is partnering with United Way of North Carolina, which will act as the administrative organization for the fund. Only financial donations are accepted.
To donate, go to http://bit.ly/2dTx0Hf or mail checks payable to “North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund” to the governor’s office at 20312 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699. A text-only phone number for donations is being set up.
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is asking for donations of food and money.
The group is accepting donations of canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, rice and other food items, as well as baby formula, diapers and other supplies for infants and children. Items can be dropped off at any of the Food Bank’s six locations in North Carolina. In Raleigh, items can be dropped off at 3808 Tarheel Drive.
To view a full list of requested items, go to http://bit.ly/1sg52tD. To donate money online, go to http://bit.ly/2dauTwe. Donations can also be sent via mail to any of the Food Bank’s locations with the memo line “Matthew.”
The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh has asked local parishes to take up a special collection on Oct. 15 and 16 for hurricane victims in Eastern North Carolina.
Money collected will be used by Catholic Charities to provide gift cards for food and also long-term relief and case management for victims unable to receive insurance proceeds or government assistance.
The United Nation's Children's fund is dedicated to the survival and well-being of children.
According to the organization's website, 90 percent of all donations go directly to children. They are accepting donations for disaster relief in Haiti here.
Volunteer opportunity hotlines (Greenville and Pitt County):
The Pitt County Volunteer Resource Coordinator number is (252) 902-3976.
The number to call for volunteer opportunities in Greenville is (252) 329-4614.
Junior Women’s Association of Greenville:
Has pick-up location for essentials. Also taking donations. Must make an appointment using the relief request form or by calling the Junior Women’s Association at (252) 565-7455.
The following shelters are open:
- Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville
- E.B. Aycock Middle School, 1325 Red Banks Road, Greenville
- Hope Middle School, 2995 Mills Road, Greenville
- North Pitt High School, 5659 N.C. 11 S, Bethel
- Ayden Middle School, 192 W. Third St., Ayden
Pitt County Animal Shelter
Taking donations for animals displaced form homes, etc. Need disposal bowls, dry erase boards, markers
The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern NC Disaster Assistance is taking donations. They will be mobilizing after waters recede, roads become passable and people can return to their homes. They'll be assisting flood victims with multiple pet needs, including setting up free spaying/neutering for those trying to get back on their feet during this time of crisis. Pet donations can be dropped off at multiple businesses around Greenville, including PetSmart and PetCo, and tax deductible, monetary donations can be made online at www.petfoodpantryenc.org.
Grifton Mission Ministries
Grifton Mission Ministries located at 6499 N Highland Blvd will be serving hot meals beginning Friday, October 14th at 12:00 p.m. Meals will be served until the food is gone. If there are more that are needed for Saturday then the number will be adjusted to accommodate.
Robeson County Emergency Management
Please bring items to the Drop Off location:
Robeson County Water Dept.
330 Sanchez Rd.
Lumberton, NC 28358
Most Requested Items:
Water and Ice
Personal hygiene Items (Deodorant, toothbrucs, toothpaste, mouthwash, body wash, soap, etc.)
Formula for babies’
Cot of Portable Air Mattress
Lumberton High School
Lumberton Athletics has organized a drive for students and their family members who are in need. The mini gym at Lumberton High School will serve as a drop off for clothing, hygiene items, and toiletries. You can drop off items from 10-4 this Thursday-Saturday (Oct 13-15). This location will not serve as a pickup.