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Red Cross Operation in Orange County Transitions

It's really fitting that on Independence Day, we were able to provide another level of independence to these people who lost everything.

Since slow moving storms deposited large amounts of rain around our area last weekend, the Red Cross has sheltered affected residents in Orange County, housing dozens, providing thousands of meals, snacks and clean-up kits, and working with the affected families to begin their recovery.

As of July 7, the Red Cross has:

  • Served nearly 800 meals
  • Provided 140 nights of shelter
  • Served more than 3700 bottled waters and snacks
  • Distributed 261 bulk items such as clean up kits and fresh toiletries
  • ctive Saturday, July 6 the transition to a was moved to University Mall to provide easier access for affected famillies. This center is no longer open at this time.


    University Mall (between Dillard’s and GNC)

    201 S Estes Drive

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514


    Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Some of the partners helping us meet disaster related needs include Southern Baptist Men Disaster Relief, El Centro Hispano, Salvation Army, and Catholic Charities. The Red Cross will help each family connect with the appropriate organizations to address the family’s specific needs.

    Moving from the response to the recovery phase of a disaster is especially rewarding for the Red Cross, because it means families who have lost everything are beginning to put it all back together. Through continued collaboration with Orange County and our relief partners, we can help these families continue on the road to recovery.

    To help, people can visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999


    Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)

    Catholic Charities

    El Centro Hispano

    Rotary Peace Fellows/UNC

    Salvation Army

    Southern Baptist Men Disaster Relief

    Southern Village Pharmacy

    Orange County Department of Social Services

    Orange County Housing, Human Relations & Community Development Department

    Town of Chapel Hill

    Town of Carrboro

    About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @TACRedCross.

    Triangle Region

    The Triangle Area Chapter, located in Raleigh, is the central office for the Triangle Region and covers Wake, Chatham, Franklin, Johnston, Lee and Warren Counties. The Central North Carolina Chapter, based in Durham, covers Durham, Granville, Orange, Person and Vance Counties. The Highlands Chapter, based in Fayetteville, serves Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, and Sampson counties. The Scotland County Chapter, located in Laurinburg, includes a Robeson County Branch, and the Moore County Chapter, located in Southern Pines, includes a Richmond County Branch.