Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
Guilford County Municipal and Business Partners Collect Supplies for Hurricane Florence Relief
Guilford County Government in conjunction with the City of Greensboro, City of High Point and the Greensboro Builders Association are partnering together to collect donated items in response to the needs of families and individuals affected by the impacts of Hurricane in the Southeastern region of North Carolina particularly Pender County and surrounding areas. Donations and supplies are being collected throughout the county in numerous locations until October 5, 2018.
Items of need identified by residents in impacted areas of Southeastern North Carolina include:
Canned & Non-Perishable Food Items
T-Shirts, Socks, Sweat pants and shoes
Personal hygiene products (toothpaste/toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, soap, etc.)
Infant Supplies (Formula/Diapers)
Senior Supplies (Adult diapers, underwear, Pads)
Toilet Paper & Moist Towelettes
Manual Can Openers
Large Shovels and Muck Forks
Large Trash Bags
Guilford County Government is designating nine locations to serve as drop-off sites where county employees can contribute donated goods and supplies. Other municipal partners like the City of Greensboro and City of High Point along with business partner Greensboro Builders Association are graciously providing locations throughout the community for residents and the general public to bring their donation contributions.
Jeff Thigpen, Guilford County Register of Deeds said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone whose lives have been impacted by this disaster. It's been hard to watch the devastation in Southeastern North Carolina, particularly Pender County and surrounding areas." He added, "With so many people and families living and working in areas impacted by Hurricane Florence, we wanted to quickly make a commitment of support and feel that our contribution of donated supplies will assist residents as the cleanup and rebuilding begins."
Jay Gaffney with the Greensboro Builder’s Association said, "The hard work of rebuilding homes, businesses and the community will go on for years.” He added, "We want residents of southeastern North Carolina to know that we are committed to helping them rebuild the region."
The City of Greensboro is designating 11 recreation centers as drop off collection sites. They include:
Brown Recreation Center – 302 E Vandalia Road, Greensboro
Craft Recreation Center – 3911 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro
Glenwood Recreation Center – 2010 Coliseum Boulevard, Greensboro
Greensboro Sportsplex – 2400 16th Street, Greensboro
Griffin Recreation Center – 5301 Hilltop Road, Greensboro
Leonard Recreation Center – 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro
Lewis Recreation Center – 3110 Forest Lawn Drive, Greensboro
Lindley Recreation Center – 2907 Springwood Drive, Greensboro
Peeler Recreation Center – 1300 Sykes Avenue, Greensboro
Warnersville Recreation Center – 601 Doak Street, Greensboro
Windsor Recreation Center – 1601 E Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro
The Greensboro Builders Association is coordinating with several locations accepting donations and supplies:
Greensboro Builders Association office - 115 S. Westgate Drive, Greensboro
Northern Guilford High School - 7101 Spencer-Dixon Rd, Greensboro
Northwest High School - 5240 NW School Rd, Greensboro
Rody’s Tavern - 5105 Michaux Rd, Greensboro
Devaney Dentistry – 1580 NC-68, Oak Ridge
DH Griffin 4716 Hilltop Road, Greensboro
The City of High Point is designating five sites to serve as drop off locations. They include:
Oakview Recreation Center - 503 James Road, High Point
Allen Jay Recreation Center - 1073 East Springfield Road, High Point
Deep River Recreation Center - 1529 Skeet Club Road, High Point
Morehead Recreation Center - 101 Price Street, High Point
Southside Recreation Center - 401 Taylor Avenue, High Point
All City of High Point recreation centers are open (Mon.-Thurs.) 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., (Fri.) 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and (Sat.) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You can also find information at www.guilfordcountync.gov/hurricane-relief.