With Hurricane Florence heading for the Triangle, our first impulse is to make sure we have plenty of food, water and batteries. Area nonprofits are doing the same thing, seeking donated supplies to help everyone in the community prepare for the storm and its aftermath.
Dorcas Ministries is low on supplies
Dorcas Ministries is asking for help restocking its food pantry.
The most-needed items include dry pasta, soup, canned fruit, sugar, paper towels, baking mixes, toilet paper, canned beans, macaroni and cheese, canned tomatoes and dinner mixes, according to the nonprofit’s Facebook page.
“As you finish your preparations for Hurricane Florence, please help us stock our shelves to help those who are in desperate need,” the post reads.
The donation drop off at 187 High House Road in Cary will be open until 2 p.m. today, Sept. 13, before closing the rest of the week. Donations will also be accepted when the nonprofit re-opens next week, weather permitting.
Bottled water and batteries
Western Wake Crisis Ministry is seeking donations of water, batteries, cleaning supplies and shelf stable food to help families in crisis to prepare for the storm. All donations should be left at the drop box in front of the office at 1600 Olive Chapel Road, suite 408, Apex. wwcm.org
Please check wwcm.org/emergency to keep informed about closures, emergency hours/extended hours of operation, and local emergency resource information. The nonprofit will begin accepting donations of non-perishable food, water and cleaning supplies again on Monday, Sept. 17, during regular business hours or in the drop box in front of the office after hours.
Salvation Army shelter
The Salvation Army is known for its fast response teams that deploy when disasters happen, but in Wake County, the nonprofit also cares for women and children seeking shelter from the storm. The following items are needed now:
- flashlights/battery powered lanterns or emergency lights
- “D” batteries
- bottled water
- individually packed snacks
- non-perishable foods
- first-aid supplies
Donations can be dropped off at the Center of Hope, 1863 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. facebook.com/SalvationArmyWakeCounty
Blood donations needed
The Blood Connection is asking blood donors to make a donation now to ensure supply is available to meet expected demand.
“We need donors to help us get ahead of the hurricane,” said Delisa K. English, TBC President and CEO. “Hospitals are already requesting extra blood and we expect to get requests from other areas that will be affected.”
Area donors can donate at 5925 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh. The donation center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. thebloodconnection.org