Hurricane Florence Relief

Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

We are constantly updating this resource page as things change, so we would appreciate it if you would call the numbers below or check out their website/facebook pages in case of any changes. Also, PLEASE let us know of any resources we can add to this list!


To register with FEMA: 1-800-621-3362

Crisis Cleanup: 1-800-451-1954 (tarps on roofs, immediate needs)

Call 2-1-1 from any phone in NC to get info on storm recovery help and disaster assistance available from the State of North Carolina.

Visit www.emergency.NHCGov.com or www.ReadyNC.org for the information on available assistance for Hurricane Florence victims and the latest updates on rebuilding and recovery efforts.

Here’s How to Apply for Federal Assistance:

  • Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Via the FEMA Mobile App
  • By Phone at 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY from 7am to 11pm everyday)
  • In-Person at the Community Resource Recovery Center

Community Resource Center is open at Independence Mall to assist residents of New Hanover County and surrounding counties as we recover from Hurricane Florence.  You can receive supplies, Apply for FEMA assistance, submit for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and seek assistance from numerous non-profit and community organizations.

Housing Assistance/Application for Disaster Relief Assistance

The REALTORS® RELIEF FOUNDATION is providing financial assistance, up to $1,500, for hurricane survivors who were forced to leave their rental or mortgaged home.  Click here for Information/Application.

The Harrelson Center – 910-343-8212, In an effort to be more effective in their use of volunteers, they are asking you to sign up in advance to help out at their warehouse at 921 Princess Street (using 9th St entrance) to unload and sort supplies. They have plenty of opportunities to help M-F (10/1 – 10/19), 12:00 – 2:00 PM. Those wishing to volunteer should sign up here  SignUp Genius. The following is the UPDATED list of needs to be distributed. They are NOT accepting clothing. Drop-offs can be made Monday – Friday at 921 Princess Street, 12-2 PM. http://harrelsoncenter.org

Top 10 Supply Requests-

  • Allergy and Headache Medications
  • Bug spray
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned pasta & protein
  • Canned sauce
  • DampRid
  • Mosquito dunks
  • Storage boxes-plastic
  • Shockwave Cleaning product
  • Walmart gift cards

They can accept truckloads as long as we are given notice to have volunteers onsite: email director@harrelsoncenter.org with details. Donation of supplies can also be made via the following link: Amazon Wish List


Cape Fear Volunteer Center 910-392-8180 Mobilize volunteers to help victims of Hurricane Florence. Assist non-profit organizations by providing volunteers to support their operations. A big need right now in Wilmington is for people to have help with moving and for people to find temporary housing.  One way to help with this need is to register on http://www.capefearvolunteercenter.org

A Disaster Recovery Center is open in Atkinson in Pender County. The center is located at the Caswell Presbyterian Church, 318 West Church St. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time.

Port City Community Church

Samaritan’s Purse has arrived and they are ready to mobilize volunteers to help with disaster relief and clean-up. Lots of volunteers needed! If you are in need of NON-EMERGENCY services such as home related issues like mud-outs, roof-tarping, debris or tree removal, please contact Samaritan’s Purse.  just come to the Port City Church Wilmington Campus Monday-Saturday at 7:15 am or 12:15 pm. https://www.samaritanspurse.org

Jacksonville – Call (910) 515-1688 – 501 Anne St Jacksonville, NC 28540

Leland – Call (910) 284-9713 – Belville Elementary School 575 River Road Southeast

New Bern – Call (252) 725-5802 – 2840 Neuse Blvd New Bern, NC 28562

Wilmington -Call (910) 284-9713 – 250 Vision Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403

Gift Cards  – Please get gift cards in $25 increments only! Walmart, Lowes Home Improvements, Home Depot, Target, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Publix, Lowes Food.

Please bring to:

Port City Community Church, 250 Vision Dr, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

Southside Baptist Church3320 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412

Lighthouse Worship Center in Rocky Point –  910-675-3100, 98 S Trade Way, Rocky Point, NC 28457.  The storm is gone, but recovery is far from over, don’t abandon those who are still in great need. Distribution at Lighthouse 3-6 Monday, Thursday & Friday.

Southside Baptist Church – 3320 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412 (704)770-7649, Christian Rutherford. Southside is a hub accepting supplies donated for disaster relief efforts. They are accepting any and all donations EXCEPT clothing items. They are focusing there efforts on the hard hit areas like Kelly and Currie NC. They are in great NEED of cleaning supplies, canned goods, all baby supplies!! https://www.facebook.com/southsidebaptistwilmington

First Baptist Church – https://www.fbcwilmington.org/hurricane-response/  They are collecting and distributing the following supplies in partnership with the Harrelson Center and Catholic Charities. Drop-off supplies Monday-Friday at 921 Princess Street (old Coca-Cola warehouse) from 12-2pm.

NC Baptist Disaster Recovery Help Line – 336-817-0819

Cape Fear Network of Baptist Churches Help Request –  https://goo.gl/yj4gRW

Rocky Point Area – The North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief  – 910-231-3397.  They are in need of volunteers. They have established an operations center at Riley’s Creek Baptist Church. They are offering, free of charge: tarps, chainsaw work, interior home take-out, tear-out, and spraying for mold. Come see us at 19845 NC Hwy 210, Rocky Point.

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard – 1pm-3pm (M-W, Fri., Sat.) 315 Red Cross St. Contact Kelley Ahlers if you have questions (252)503-1186. (They are accepting food, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, furniture and household items, but not clothes)

ONE Christian Network – Their vision is to unite Christian leaders to see our city transformed by Christ. There is a Facebook group and page that shares needs/resources. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1570194433198689/

There is also a  link for updated hurricane resources on their website: www.onechristiannetwork.com info@onechristiannetwork.com (910)620-2345

They are hosting conference calls every Monday and Thursday at 4:00 pm until further notice: (605)472-5783 Code #641341. They host a meeting every third Monday at 7:00 at First Fruit Ministries (2750 Vance St.). However, this month it will be Monday, Oct. 29th.  It will be a follow up for hurricane relief (needs and resources).

Paws & Claws A.I.D. (Animals In Disaster) – Paws and Claws A.I.D. will have, at the very least, pet food & supplies by late this week.  They are working on more donations. 202 Giles Ave, Wilmington, 28409 (910) 821-3991 pawsclawsaid@gmail.com

Lifepoint Church – Hurricane Help Line – 910-660-1320, 3534 S College Rd, Ste A Wilmington, North Carolina. Our teams will shift focus from distribution of aid to helping in our neighborhoods. You are not alone in putting things back together and we are determined to walk alongside you. http://lifepointnow.com/blog/hurricane-florence-updates

First Fruit Ministries – First Fruit has a huge need for volunteers, especially those with their own transportation. They will be housing well over 100 families by the end of the year. Interested volunteers can call the main office at 910-794–9656 and coordinate with the office administrator.

Compassion Church – We have clothing from infant to adult sizes, bottled water, toilet paper, diapers, cleaning supplies, baby wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, canned goods, Gatorade, toys, and books available to anyone in need. Please stop by 4815 Wrightsville Avenue to grab anything you need!

Warrior Family Ministries – Warrior Family Chaplains’ Rapid Response Team is already in place across NC and the rest of the main body will deploy in when it is safe. They will be assisting in shelters, distribution centers, outreaches to rural areas with supplies. If you need assistance or want to volunteer, contact Chaplain Brenda by text only 910-599-7651.

Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church – If you have a non-life-threatening emergency (for example, tree through your roof), please call 910-679-6921 and LEAVE A MESSAGE. We have a team in place to monitor these messages and we will call back as soon as possible. They are in need of tarps.

Good Shepherd Center – http://www.goodshepherdwilmington.org/ Breakfast & lunch are open to anyone, completely free. Please bring your Photo ID. Breakfast: 7-8 am, Lunch & Food Giveaway: 11 am – 12 noon, Monday – Friday

Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) – WARM is a non-profit organization that makes urgent, safety-related home repairs for low-income homeowners.  Interested volunteers can contact Lindsay Miles at lindsaymiles@warmnc.orgor volunteers can also sign up at this link: https://www.warmnc.org/sign-up-to-volunteer

Red Cross of Cape Fear –To give blood or donate visit this website There is a shortage due to canceled blood drives. They can also help with travel costs associated with evacuating.https://www.redcross.org/local/north-carolina/eastern-north-carolina/about-us/locations/cape-fear-chapter.html Currently, they have 2 shelters currently set up: Christ the King Church-PCA (500 Kenwood Ave.) and Harbor United Methodist (5823 Masonboro Loop Rd.).

Walking Tall – Walking Tall Wilmington exist to build interpersonal relationships with individuals experiencing poverty through giving full access, so that they may experience community through safe, and sacred spaces of healing. They’re in need of more tents, sleeping bags, and Walking Tall Buckets (tarps, bug spray, flashlight, tuna kit, beef jerky, almonds, Gatorade powder pouches, lighter, and bungee cords. Drop off: 137 Elder Dr. Wilmington, NC 28405 Pick-Up: Contact Randy Evans at 919-349-1993 or email randy@walkingtallwilmington.com  

Step Up Wilmington – StepUp Wilmington is a non-profit organization that empowers individuals to find & keep satisfying work through job readiness & life skills training. http://www.stepupwilmington.org/ (910)343-8369 bethany@stepupwilmington.org.20 N 4th St, Ste 43

The Hope Center – The Hope Center is a day shelter whose goal is to live life with individuals who are unsheltered, who are experiencing homelessness and displacement in the City of Wilmington. www.wilmingtonhopecenter.org. The Hope Center is open Monday- Friday from 9am-11:30am.

Habitat for Humanity – Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry that assists families in the Cape Fear Region towards the purchase of a Habitat home by building safe, decent and affordable homes that are sold at no profit to families in need. Activities are also supported by Habitat’s ReStore located at 1208 S. 3rd Street in Wilmington, NC. 4thSt. Suite 200 910.762.4744 20

DISTRIBUTION SITES IN OUR AREA – receiving and giving out supplies below: 

Director Rebecca Trammel, 910-685-0209 rebecca@championsforcompassion.com

BULK ITEMS NEEDED: Batteries, Blankets, Bleach, Deodorant, Disposable Razors, Diapers-LOTS OF DIAPERS, Feminine Products and pads, Formula,Food cards, Food Canned, Hygiene Items, Gas Cards, Lanterns, Mops, New T-shirts, socks,underwear, all sizes/childrens, Pet Food, Shockwave Cleaning Products, Towels, Water on palettes only!, Wipes, Walmart Gift Cards, First Aid Supplies, Mold remediation products (masks, work gloves, contractor bags), Pet food, Racks.


Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church – 910-512-0796 Cedric Henderson, 2929 Princess Pl Dr,  Pastor Gee cedric@supporttheport.com


St. Luke AME – Pamela Evans 910-547-8237,  709 Church St, Pastor Jermaine Armour, 10-2 stlukeministry@gmail.com

Lake Forest Baptist Church 910-622-6256 Laura Bullock (Vigilant Hope),  (Dawson St.-Greenfield Lake) 1626 Lake Branch Drive 11:30 -3 pm, laura@vigilanthope.com

Hispanic Community 

Christ Community Church – 910-470-0870 Paul Phillips, 4555 Fairview Dr, paul@cccwnc.com

Brigade Boys and Girls club on Vance St. has scholarships available for families that parents can apply for. Please give Julian or Rieka Cooper (his executive assistant) a call at (910)392-0747.



 David Rouzer Hurricane Relief Resource Listhttps://rouzer.house.gov/hurricaneflorence

UNC Wilmington’s Office of Community Engagement is actively compiling a list of resources for people of the Cape Fear Region affected by Hurricane Florence, as well as people from around the region and country who want to donate goods, services, or money. This  list is not meant to be exhaustive or exclusive, or to imply any endorsement of the below organizations on behalf of the University. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-OPtUV3j6ReArG2yU-48_mixFDLN5GIJQa1zwo9p0PA/edit

ONE Christian Network – Resource List https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hhlIC4ACZ99lxDZ1zhAEybahFvrWB4iANiWYcGaX-Lk/edit