In the wake of Hurricane Florence, local organizations are asking for donations to help the residents of North Carolina and surrounding areas who were affected by the storm. While Orange County missed most of the major flooding, towns along the eastern coast of the state were hit hard by the hurricane.
UNC-Chapel Hill is opening at donation center at the Williamson Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday that is accepting non-perishable food, baby items, flashlights, batteries, tools, cleaning supplies, and toiletry or personal items.
The donation center will be open Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Other donation centers include Fitch Lumber and Hardware in Carrboro and Imbibe in Chapel Hill.
Operation Airdrop is also asking for donations for people along the coast in need of supplies. In addition to donations, volunteers are needed to help sort and weigh packages as well as to help pack the planes.
The drop-off location for donations to Operation Airdrop is located at Zog’s Pool Hall in Chapel Hill.