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:
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 RedCross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999
FULL LIST OF PARTNERS
Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)
El Centro Hispano
Rotary Peace Fellows/UNC
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 redcross.org/triangle, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @TACRedCross.
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.