NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Individuals and organizations that wish to volunteer for, or donate to, hurricane relief efforts in New Hanover County should email HurricaneRelief@nhcgov.com. Residents who are seeking assistance can also use this contact information to receive help.
Donations from the community are being accepted at several locations around New Hanover County. In addition, residents can come to these locations for supplies and food. A list of locations and accepted donations is available at EmergencyNHC.com.
The website also includes organizations providing hot meals to residents in the coming days.
The county is also partnering with National Voluntary Organizations in Disasters. Interested donors and volunteers can learn more about relief efforts at NVOAD.org.
“We are grateful to our community members, and others outside of New Hanover County, who are rising up in this time of need to bring resources and comfort to each other,” said New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet. “In fact, the outpouring from our residents has been so great that part of our relief response now includes this coordination team. They will be our liaison to community groups, the faith community, and individuals who are courageously stepping up in this time of need.”
An incident management team will manage donations and volunteer support for New Hanover County, working directly with the community and faith-based groups, as well as individuals who want help. They are currently stationed at Port City Community Church, where they are coordinating volunteer relief efforts. They will respond to calls and emails as soon as possible.
Need for this type of coordination in New Hanover County outgrew the capacity of United Way of the Cape Fear Area, so people are now urged to email HurricaneRelief@nhcgov.com or visit NVOAD.org to be involved in local relief efforts.
New Hanover County Emergency Management continues to operate the Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center in response to Hurricane Florence. Anyone with questions can call the public information hotline telephone number at (910) 798-6800. The latest emergency updates and information can be found on the EmergencyNHC.com website.