We are currently collecting relief funds and items for students in Craven County Schools in North Carolina where hurricane Florence impacted many schools in the county.

The following supplies list has been created for the students in need by Craven County School District:

Items In Need

School supplies:

Pens, Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters

Pencil holders, Folders, Binders

Composition notebooks, Spiral notebooks, Loose leaf paper

Glue sticks

Clorox wipes

Backpacks

Books for reading at home

Toiletries:  

Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, feminine products, hand sanitizer

Other:

Reusable water bottle, ziploc bags, tissues

Blankets

Socks, seasonal clothing, shoes

New clothing, new undergarments

Board games, cards

Nonperishable snacks

Monetary donation:

All donated funds (100%) will be used for disaster relief effort (shipping or send to the victims directly --please specify). Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Please donate through our website's donation link or make check payable to We Care Act.

General Information & Updates: 

Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at 7:15 am on September 14th, 2018.  
CBS news reported that at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 15th, 2018, 12 people are confirmed dead from storm-related incidents. The storm knocked out power to nearly 1 million homes and businesses. 904 flights were cancelled within, into or out of the U.S. on Friday; 818 flights were cancelled on Saturday. 

Delivered items in September 2018:

Thanks to everyone for your generous donations in the Greater Houston area and in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Thanks to all the students and adults who have collected donations in your neighborhood and schools.

We have sent over 25 boxes of diapers, wipes, canned food and many other items to North Carolina through University of Houston Athletic Department on September 17th.

Jerry Cai a student in Chapel Hill, NC organized drives and collected 388 pounds of food, diapers, bathroom tissues and other supplies. All the donated items were sent to North Carolina Diaper Bank and Food Bank to distribute to the victims of hurricane Florence.

Message from Jerry Cai:

We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has donated food and supplies to help Hurricane Florence relief efforts! Every can and package will go great lengths to help those who are dealing with the destruction and aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The amount of donations we received exceeded expectations, and this speaks to how incredible Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas are as communities.

At the beginning, I made a flyer asking people to donate food and supplies. As soon as the flyer was posted, people rushed in to deliver canned goods and supplies to our house. Some of our family friends even shopped for more food with the purpose of donating this to our food drive. My parents co-workers also supported the drive with their contributions. Throughout the week, we made trips to collect food donations door to door and purchased more canned foods with monetary donations. On a Sunday evening, a father and his 2 elementary-aged children stopped by our house to donate 4 bags full of canned soup. His son told me that they loved Wilmington when they visited over the summer and wanted to help out as much as possible. It was amazing to see children at a such a young age take action to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. At the end of this week, we collected in total 10 bags of canned foods, 4 bags of cereal and bars and 5 packs of paper towels, which in total amounted to 388 pounds of food and supplies.

 

Through this, I realized that a huge part of leadership is simply initiating the effort. People in our community want to help out, and it only took something small like organizing a food drive to gain everyone's support. I hope this inspires others to organize their own relief efforts and engage in community service, no matter how small it seems at first.   --Jerry Cai, Chapel Hill High School, North Carolina, September 24th, 2018

 

We are collecting diapers and feminine hygiene products (and funds for such products) to send to Diaper Bank of North Carolina, based in Durham, for people displaced by the storm. We are also collecting supplies to send to the victims on Monday September 2018 by University of Houston Athletics. (September 14, 2018)

We are collecting diapers and feminine hygiene products (and funds for such products) to send to Diaper Bank of North Carolina, based in Durham, for people displaced by the storm.

We are also collecting supplies to send to the victims on Monday September 2018 by University of Houston Athletics. 

You may help by donating money, 100% of which will be used for purchasing the disaster relief items (diapers and feminine hygiene products).  

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have items to donate. We have drop off locations at various areas in Houston and could also pick up in Houston, Pearland, and Katy throughout the weekend. 

You may also drop off on Monday directly at the University of Houston (see below). 

Items In need: 

  • Bottled water
  • Cleaning supplies: mops, mop buckets, brooms, bleach wipes, bleach, garbage bags, bug spray
  • Canned ready-to-eat items with pull tops including vegetables and fruit
  • Protein in pouches or pull-top cans: tuna, beef stew, chili, canned chicken
  • Peanut butter
  • Snacks: granola bars, breakfast bars, etc.
  • Toiletries
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Pet food

For other ways to help the victims, please read New York Times recommendations on how to help hurricane Florence victims

University of Houston Athletics Announcement:

HOUSTON – One year after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and donations from across the nation rolled in, Houston Athletics and CEVA Logistics are now asking Houstonians in doing the same for the East Coast that is receiving significant impact from Hurricane Florence.

 The Houston Football truck will be stationed on the southwest corner of TDECU Stadium with a drop-off scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Monday and last until 6 p.m. Once filled, the truck, in conjunction with CEVA Logistics, will hit the road for the East Coast.

 

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