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Here’s how you can help the North Carolina flood victims

As neighboring counties continue to recover from last weekend’s storm-induced flooding, some local organizations are collecting items to distribute to those who have been affected or displaced by the floods. Here is a list by county of where you can donate and what is needed:

New Hanover County

Wilmington Police Department

615 Bess St.

Wilmington, NC 28401

The Wilmington Police Department is collecting personal hygiene supplies to distribute to flood victims in Lumberton. Donations can be dropped off at police department headquarters from now until Monday, Oct. 17. Items needed include:

  • tooth brushes/toothpaste
  • hand sanitizer
  • tissues
  • wipes
  • feminine hygiene products
  • lotion
  • chapstick
  • deodorant
  • socks
  • combs/brushes


Black’s Tire and Auto Service

Multiple locations in the Carolinas, including four in Wilmington

Donations for flood victims are being collected from now through Friday, Oct. 21 at all Black’s Tire and Auto Service locations in North and South Carolina. The items will go to “areas of immediate need” that are determined by organizations like the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is an immediate need for:

  • adult and baby diapers
  • cleaning supplies
  • toiletries (including feminine products)
  • bottled water
  • non-perishable food items (canned and boxed)
  • new clothing (t-shirts, socks, shoes)
  • toys


Sola Salon Studios

1329 Independence Blvd

Wilmington, NC 28403

The salon is collection donations and paying for a truck to deliver them to those in need in flooded parts of Pender County. The truck is expected to leave at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 for the Gateway Community Church, which is serving as a distribution center for Pender County Emergency Relief. Donations can be dropped off at the salon today and tomorrow until 7 p.m. Items being collected are:

  • dog and cat food
  • toiletries (oral hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, etc.)
  • diapers
  • baby food/formula
  • non-perishable food items
  • bottled water
  • paper goods (plates, towels, etc.)

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Brunswick County

Leland Fire/Rescue

1004 Village Road NE

Leland, NC 28451

Leland Fire/Rescue will be collecting items until 5 p.m. Friday afternoon to distribute to flood victims in neighboring Bladen, Columbus and Cumberland counties. Donations can also be dropped off until 7 p.m. Thursday at The Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, which has partnered with the department for the drive. The church is located at 2 W. Fayetteville St. in Wrightsville Beach. For a list of needed items, visit our previous story.


Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office

70 Stamp Act Dr. NE

Bolivia, NC 28422


10176 Beach Drive

Calabash, NC 28467

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is also collecting items to distribute to flood victims. Drop off items at either the Bolivia or Calabash office locations. The sheriff’s office will deliver them to shelters in neighboring areas. The shelters are in need of hygiene products, tooth brushes, baby formula, and other similar items.



Peacock, Newman and White Funeral Services

1411 N. Howe St.

Southport, NC 28461

Cox Quality Home Furnishing

128 Country Club Dr.

Oak Island, NC 28465

These two businesses, both part of the Southport – Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, are partnering with the Brunswick and Columbus Baptist Association to collect donations for flood victims in Columbus, Robeson, Bladen and Pender Counties.

Donations can be dropped off at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m., and on Monday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The furnishing store will be accepting donations from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Sunday from now until Tuesday, Oct. 18. No clothing will be accepted at either location at this time.

Items of immediate need are:

  • bottled water
  • toiletries
  • diapers
  • baby wipes
  • cleaning supplies
  • brooms/mops
  • work gloves
  • garbage bags
  • insect repellent
  • first-aid items
  • non-perishable food (preferably with pop-top lids)
  • paper plates/plastic utensils
  • manual can openers
  • pet food


Shallotte Electric

4900 Main St.

Shallotte, NC 28470

Shallotte Electric – Southport

4871 Southport-Supply Road SE

Southport, NC 28461

Shallotte Electric has teamed up with a Methodist church in Lumberton to collect items for flood victims there. Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Clothes are no longer needed, but other items being accepted are:

  • large plastic totes
  • pet food
  • linens (gently used is fine)
  • disinfectant wipes
  • Clorox
  • bottled water
  • non-perishable food
  • diapers
  • baby formula
  • toiletries
  • can openers
  • bug spray
  • hand sanitizer
  • trash bags/paper products
  • box fans
  • batteries
  • flashlights/oil lamps
  • blankets


Pender County

Gateway Community Church

416 W. Bridgers St.

Burgaw, NC 28425

Gateway Community Church (formerly called Burgaw Holiness Church) is serving as a distribution center for Pender County Emergency Relief. According to Pastor Ted Mercer, the church is a place where donations can be dropped off as well as a location where those affected by the floods can pick up items. Their needs list includes:

  • paper plates/cups and plastic utensils
  • baby food
  • school supplies (paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.)
  • blankets and pillows
  • canned food
  • toilet paper
  • clothes and shoes
  • cleaning supplies
  • paper towels
  • children’s items


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