Even though it quickly downgraded from original predictions, Hurricane Florence has deeply affected North and South Carolina and is hitting communities hard. Widespread flooding, debris, power outages and downed trees threaten homes, livelihoods, and well being. Habitat Wake will be working with state and national colleagues to ease the immediate impact that Eastern counties are the coast is feeling and to plan long term recovery responses.
Starting Monday, September 17, all eight area Habitat Wake ReStores are all collection sites for donations of bottled water and personal use products such as diapers, baby wipes, and cleaning supplies. We will be collecting until Wednesday, September 19 at 2 p.m.
In addition to donating these material items, please also consider donating money or signing up to volunteer locally in this time of need.
Please see the list of items below:
- 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.