>Support Your Local American Red Cross Chapter – Preparing for Hurricane Earl!

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Hurricane season is here and the Coastal Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross is preparing for a potential disaster with Hurricane Earl approaching Eastern NC.

I’m asking for your help in supporting our sheltering efforts in Carteret, Craven, Jones, and Pamlico Counties. We are potentially opening up to ten shelters.

If we use hurricane items and supplies, the costs add up, your financial support is needed along with additional personal hygiene items. Opening and managing a shelter for 24-36 hours easily costs more than $1,000. If we go through clean up kits, or any other supplies the costs quickly add up:
• $20 for a clean-up kit
• $50 for Hot meals for 5 people
• $100 4 day supply of diapers, wipes and formula
• $200 Emergency shelter for a family of 4, meals, cots, blankets, personal supplies

Any amount of financial support is needed to cover the cost of shelter openings, feeding, supplies for clean-up, and personal hygiene.

If you cannot make a monetary donation, your local Red Cross Chapter is accepting: bottled water-cases, or shrink wrapped, and salty snacks (individually packaged in cases or boxes).

Please call the Coastal Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross at 252-637-3405, visit them at 35 Shoreline Drive in River Bend; send a check (made out to Coastal Carolina Chapter – American Red Cross) to P.O. Box 10, New Bern, NC 28563.

Or call me at 252-638-6858 or send me an email and I’ll personally pick up the check (made out to Coastal Carolina Chapter – American Red Cross) or cash tomorrow between 10am – 2pm. You will receive a tax exempt donation letter for donating to your local Red Cross Chapter.

Thank You,
Wendy Card, Volunteer and Board Member of the Coastal Carolina Chapter – American Red Cross

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