Hurricane Florence impacted the South East portion of the United States in early September affecting millions of people in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia. Since then, over 5,000 people in the Town of Swansboro have been on the long road to recovery ever since they evacuated their homes. Power was lost, homes, schools, and shopping centers engulfed in the storm, roads destroyed, and valuables lost. Over a month later, and these communities are still putting these pieces back together. They still need our help and support.
How We Are Helping NC Get Back in the “FLO”
With a donation supporting Hurricane Florence efforts to the Town of Swansboro Public Safety, you can receive a 20% discount in November and December off the standard room rate. (Not to be combined with other discount and offers). We have raised a total of $3,000 in the past 6 weeks, and are looking forward to contributing more to the Town of Swansboro with your help! To check availability on this promotion click here.
To raise more awareness about the need that the Town of Swansboro and all of North Carolina still has, our team will be wearing our Life Is Good “Carolina Strong” t shirts every Tuesday through November. For each of these shirts sold, a local OBX business, Kitty Hawk Kites, is donating $12.00 to Hurricane Florence relief efforts, to be shared by the American Red Cross, Eastern North Carolina Region, and the Food bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. To purchase these shirts, you can visit the Kitty Hawk Kites website here.
So How Can You Help?
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 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.
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.
Local Food Banks in NC are still accepting donated goods. Below is a list of the most needed items after a disaster:
- 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
With your help we can Help the State of North Carolina get back into the “Flo” and once again make Carolina Strong!