Hurricane Florence Recovery – Emergency Relief [Update 10-5-2018]

This article was updated Sun Sep 23 13:33:56 EDT 2018 to include emergency hotline numbers, Sunday distribution sites, and Fire Department Distribution information, on Mon Sep 24 10:54:58 EDT 2018 to include FEMA information, Tue Sep 25 10:24:29 EDT 2018 to update donation needs, Wed Sep 26 12:38:04 EDT 2018 to add D-SNAP information/Local and Regional Resource Links/additional 9/26 - 9/28 distribution sites, Fri Sep 28 13:09:57 EDT 2018 to add additional county & BFA distribution sites and road information, and Mon Oct 1 16:39:57 EDT 2018, Fri Oct 5 16:59:22 EDT 2018, and Fri Oct 12 20:08:40 EDT 2018 to add distribution sites.

FEMA Disaster relief: Call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 to determine whether you are eligible, or visit the website disasterassistance.gov to check eligibility for federal, state, local, and voluntary organizations’ assistance. FEMA has also published a disaster information page: www.fema.gov/hurricane-florence

Hurricane Relief: Emergency Supplies Distribution – Brunswick County

Friday 10/12/2018

  • WAVES OF PRAISE Worship Center, 3000 George II HWY., Southport, NC 28461, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2:00pm – 7:00pm
  • BRUNSWICK BAPTIST CENTER, 1041 Old Ocean HWY., Rd. 17 Business, Bolivia, NC 28422, Wednesday & Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday 10/16/2018

  • THE BRIDGE, 1180 Mt Pisgah Rd SW, Supply, NC 28462, Tues.16th & Thur.18th 11:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday 10/17/2018

  • BRUNSWICK BAPTIST CENTER, 1041 Old Ocean HWY., Rd. 17 Business, Bolivia, NC 28422, Wed.17th & Fri.19th 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • St James AME Zion Church, 27 Old Town Creek Rd., Leland, NC 28451, Wed.17th & Thur.18th 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday 10/18/2018

  • THE BRIDGE, 1180 Mt Pisgah Rd SW, Supply, NC 28462, Tues.16th & Thur.18th 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • St James AME Zion Church, 27 Old Town Creek Rd., Leland, NC 28451, Wed.17th & Thur.18th 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Friday 10/19/2018

  • BRUNSWICK BAPTIST CENTER, 1041 Old Ocean HWY., Rd. 17 Business, Bolivia, NC 28422, Wed.17th & Fri.19th 11:00am – 4:00pm


Hurricane Florence Hotline and Recovery Numbers
As published on WECT-TV6
• If you are unable to get what you need from a distribution site, you may call your county’s hotline/recovery number, listed below.

Brunswick County: 910-253-5383
New Hanover County: 910-798-6800
Pender County: 910-259-1210
Columbus County: 910-640-6610
Bladen County: 910-862-7813

D-SNAP (Emergency Food Stamps)
The D-SNAP (Emergency Food Stamps) benefit period from Hurricane Florence is closed in all counties declared a federal disaster after the storm. In Brunswick County, the application site was Odell Williamson Auditorium between Sept. 28th and Oct. 6th, 2018. Past information is available online.

Donations and Volunteers

Brunswick Family Assistance continues to coordinate donations and volunteer efforts in Brunswick County. Those wishing to donate or volunteer should contact Brunswick Family Assistance at 910-754-4766 or 910-231-9182.

RELIEF DONATION NEEDS identified as of 9-25-2018: Residents continue to be in need of basic necessities; some families have lost everything and must rebuild from scratch. The following items have been identified as especially needed as relief supplies.
  • Nonperishable foods (Must be sealed and within freshness/expiration date)
  • Diapers
  • Toiletries & feminine items
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper towels/toilet tissue
  • Clothing, undergarments, shoes, socks, towels, and sheets (Must be new/unused)
  • Gift cards from stores such as Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes Home Improvement, and Food Lion

Before donating, it is suggested to contact BFA at 910-754-4766 or brunswickfamily@yahoo.com to ensure that the goods being donated meet citizens’ needs. BFA is receiving donations at the Brunswick Beacon. Items donated for storm relief should be new/unused items.

Note: NO WATER is needed at this time. If you or your hurricane relief distribution location needs water, please contact BFA to arrange to get it.




Local and Regional Resource Links


Road Conditions
The North Carolina and South Carolina departments of transportation offer interactive online maps reporting current road closures and conditions.

North Carolina Roads: https://tims.ncdot.gov/TIMS/RegionSummary.aspx?co=10
• Road or Lane Closures are indicated by Yellow diamond symbols; select a symbol to see the reason for the closure.

South Carolina Roads: https://scdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=f89dbb607181411b86e999ed2897fb21
• Road or Lane Closures are highlighted in purple; select a highlighted area to see what the problem is.

Both maps allow pan and zoom to find the travel area of interest.

WARNING:  Driving over flooded or damaged areas of a roadway or street is NOT SAFE. Turn Around, Don’t Drown(R).



Information sources: If you know of a relief distribution effort or resource that you believe should be listed here, please leave a comment or contact relief@brunswickhomeless.com.

Previous Disaster Relief Sites (archived information):
Saturday 9/22/18: Brunswick Family Assistance, 4600-10 Main Street, Twin Creek Plaza, Shallotte, NC 28470, 11:00-4:00 or while supplies last. , Saturday 9/22/18: Town of Shallotte/WVCB 1410 AM/Others (info), Mulberry St Park in Shallotte, 10:00-2:00 or while supplies last.

Sunday 9.23.2018: Spring Lake Park (210 Pine Road in Boiling Spring Lakes), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Sunday 9.23.2018: Northwest District Park (1937 Andrew Jackson HWY NE in Leland), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Sunday 9.23.2018: South Brunswick Middle School (100 Cougar Drive, Boiling Spring Lakes), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Sunday 9.23.2018: Town Creek Park (6420 Ocean Highway East in Winnabow), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday 9/24/18: Soldier Bay Church, 3905 Whiteville Road NW Ash, NC 28420, 11:00-4:00 or while supplies last. , Monday 9/24/18: Bolivia Baptist Church, 4013 US 17 Business (17 E. Bolivia, NC 28422), 11:00-4:00 or while supplies last.

Tuesday 9/25/18: Town Creek Baptist Church, 832 Green Hill Rd. NE Leland, NC (Town Creek Area), 11:00-4:00 or while supplies last. , Tuesday 9/25/18: Sharon United Methodist Church, 2030 Holden Beach Rd. SW Supply, NC 28462, 11:00-4:00 or while supplies last.

Wednesday 9/26/18: Beulah Baptist Church, Pastor Doug Adams 670 Hickman Rd. NW Calabash, NC 28467 (Little River Area), 11:00-4:00 or while supplies last. , Wednesday 9/26/18: Pastor Barbara Bell’s Church, 4124 Mt. Misery Rd. NE, Leland, NC 28451, 11:00-4:00 or while supplies last.

Thursday 9/27/2018: First Baptist Church of Shallotte, 4486 Main St., Shallotte NC 28470 (Also providing free meals while supplies last), 11:00-4:00 or while supplies last. , Thursday 9/27/2018: Navassa Community Center, 334 Main St., Navassa, NC 28451, 11:00-4:00 or while supplies last.


Friday 9/28/2018: Brunswick Baptist Association, 1041 Old Ocean HWY., Bolivia, NC, 11:00-4:00 or while supplies last. Friday 9/28/2018: Waves of Praise Worship Center (Water and food), 3000 Unit 4 George II Highway, Boiling Spring Lakes, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. Monday, 10/1/2018: New Hope Clinic, 201 W. Boiling Springs Rd., Southport, NC 28461, 11:00am - 4:00pm Monday, 10/1/2018: WAVES OF PRAISE, 9 East Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:00am -4:00pm Tuesday, 10/2/2018: SOLDIER BAY CHURCH, 3905 Whiteville Rd., Ash, NC, Tues, Wed, Thurs. Fri., 11:00am – 3:00pm Tuesday, 10/2/2018: NAVASSA COMMUNITY CENTER, 334 Main St., Navassa, NC 28451, Tuesday & Thursday 11:00am -1:00pm Tuesday, 10/2/2018: WAVES OF PRAISE, 9 East Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:00am -4:00pm Tuesday, 10/2/2018: THE BRIDGE, 1180 Mt Pisgah Rd SW,Supply, NC 28462, Tues. & Thur., 11:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday, 10/3/2018: SOLDIER BAY CHURCH, 3905 Whiteville Rd., Ash, NC, Tues, Wed, Thurs. Fri., 11:00am – 3:00pm Wednesday, 10/3/2018: WAVES OF PRAISE, 9 East Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:00am -4:00pm Wednesday, 10/3/2018: BRUNSWICK BAPTIST CENTER, 1041 Old Ocean HWY., Rd. 17 Business, Bolivia, NC 28422, Wednesday & Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm Wednesday, 10/3/2018: St James AME Zion Church, 27 Old Town Creek Rd., Leland, NC 28451, Wed & Thur., 1:00pm – 5:00pm Thursday, 10/4/2018: SOLDIER BAY CHURCH, 3905 Whiteville Rd., Ash, NC, Tues, Wed, Thurs. Fri., 11:00am – 3:00pm Thursday, 10/4/2018: NAVASSA COMMUNITY CENTER, 334 Main St., Navassa, NC 28451, Tuesday & Thursday 11:00am -1:00pm Thursday, 10/4/2018: WAVES OF PRAISE, 9 East Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:00am -4:00pm Thursday, 10/4/2018: BRUNSWICK BAPTIST CENTER, 1041 Old Ocean HWY., Rd. 17 Business, Bolivia, NC 28422, Wednesday & Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm Thursday, 10/4/2018: St James AME Zion Church, 27 Old Town Creek Rd., Leland, NC 28451, Wed & Thur., 1:00pm – 5:00pm Thursday, 10/4/2018: THE BRIDGE, 1180 Mt Pisgah Rd SW,Supply, NC 28462, Tues. & Thur., 11:00am - 4:00pm Friday, 10/5/2018: SOLDIER BAY CHURCH, 3905 Whiteville Rd., Ash, NC, Tues, Wed, Thurs. Fri., 11:00am – 3:00pm Friday, 10/5/2018: WAVES OF PRAISE, 9 East Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:00am -4:00pm Friday, 10/5/2018: BRUNSWICK BAPTIST CENTER, 1041 Old Ocean HWY., Rd. 17 Business, Bolivia, NC 28422, Wednesday & Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 10/7/2018

  • Kendall Chapel AME, 4362 River Rd., Winnabow, NC 28479, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monday 10/8/2018
  • WAVES OF PRAISE Worship Center, 3000 George II HWY., Southport, NC 28461, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2:00pm – 7:00pm
  • City of Northwest Town Hall, 4889 Vernon Rd. NE, Leland, NC 28451, Mon & Wed. 11:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 10/9/2018
  • WAVES OF PRAISE Worship Center, 3000 George II HWY., Southport, NC 28461, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2:00pm – 7:00pm
  • THE BRIDGE, 1180 Mt Pisgah Rd SW, Supply, NC 28462, Tues. & Thur. 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 10/10/2018
  • WAVES OF PRAISE Worship Center, 3000 George II HWY., Southport, NC 28461, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2:00pm – 7:00pm
  • BRUNSWICK BAPTIST CENTER, 1041 Old Ocean HWY., Rd. 17 Business, Bolivia, NC 28422, Wednesday & Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • St James AME Zion Church, 27 Old Town Creek Rd., Leland, NC 28451, Wed & Thur. 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • City of Northwest Town Hall, 4889 Vernon Rd. NE, Leland, NC 28451, Mon & Wed. 11:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 10/11/2018
  • WAVES OF PRAISE Worship Center, 3000 George II HWY., Southport, NC 28461, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2:00pm – 7:00pm
  • THE BRIDGE, 1180 Mt Pisgah Rd SW, Supply, NC 28462, Tues. & Thur. 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • St James AME Zion Church, 27 Old Town Creek Rd., Leland, NC 28451, Wed & Thur. 2:00pm – 5:00pm


Beginning Monday, Sept. 24, citizens in the affected areas may continue to get water and MREs (Meals, Ready-to-Eat) at certain fire departments:
  • Boiling Spring Lakes VFD (3059 George II Hwy in Boiling Spring Lakes)
  • Northwest Fire Department (5029 Northwest Road in Northwest)
  • Navassa Volunteer Fire Department (336 N. Main Street in Navassa)
  • Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Department (4045 Whiteville Road NW in Ash)
  • Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department (161 Governors Road SE in Winnabow)

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