Several local residents have spearheaded an effort to send emergency cleanup buckets to areas of North Carolina that are still reeling from the impact Hurricane Florence had on the region.
Donations will be collected at Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, through Monday. Hours items can be dropped off include today and Monday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Gloucester residents Matt and Gloria Williams both grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, which was hard hit by storm surge and flooding. “The Carolinas are hurting bad,” Gloria Williams said. “My parents and many of our best friends are there.”
She describes the all-too-common scene of friends and acquaintances being transported from their homes down their streets in boats. “Throughout both states, eviction notices are being issued due to unsafe living conditions as a result of the storm,” Williams said.
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