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Easley Calls For Isabel Donations, Volunteers

Posted September 24, 2003

— Gov. Mike Easley has asked people to donate supplies and money and to volunteer their time for the recovery effort from Hurricane Isabel.

People in eastern North Carolina affected by the hurricane are in need of these donated items:

  • Canned foods
  • Dry beverages (coffee, tea, powdered fruit drinks)
  • Cleaning supplies (mops, brooms, disinfectant)
  • Baby supplies (diapers, wipes, formula)
  • Personal care items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap)
  • Paper goods
  • Bottled water
  • At this time, donated clothes are not needed and will not be accepted.

    The receiving site for donated goods was acquired through America's Second Harvest Food Bank and is being donated by Regional Storage and Transportation Inc. in Greenville. To coordinate a donation, please call the N.C. Emergency Information Hotline at (888) 835-9966.

    There is also a need for volunteers to assist in the recovery effort. Those people who would like to register to volunteer with an organization, to receive information about specific donations or to obtain delivery directions should call the N.C. Emergency Information Hotline at (888) 835-9966.

    The governor has also called on state employees to do their part. A collection drive is under way at the corner of Wilmington and Lane streets through 5 p.m. Thursday.

    The state has established a fund for monetary donations. Please make checks payable to the Hurricane Isabel Relief Fund and mail them to:

    Hurricane Relief Fund Office of the Governor 20301 Mail Service Center Raleigh, N.C. 27699-0301

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