Mutual Aid Hurricane Relief Efforts

Update Tuesday, Oct 23 2018

We're hearing a focus on remediation/recovery/repair from eastern NC people impacted by the Hurricanes this year. Cash donations or gift cards for places like Home Depot will be particularly useful. If you can bring things into one of our drop-off locations, an updated list of suggested items is available here. If you have specific relevant skills, such as doing electrical work or mold remediation, and you can travel to an impacted area, please let us know.

Oct. 15 2018

Hurricane Florence:
In Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Durham, thanks to our needs/capability inventory, we were able to rescue one cat and help a family find a place to stay when the public shelter wasn't meeting their needs.

Working with a wonderful collection of like-minded people from around the Triangle and some donated warehouse space (see we've been able to send what isn't needed here out to Lumberton, Seven Springs, Red Springs, Dudley, New Bern (and areas north of New Bern), Jacksonville, Aurora, Snow Hill, Burgaw, Leland, Shallotte, Rowland, Dunn, and Roseboro.

Hurricane Michael:
A donated chainsaw came in handy locally after the heavy winds in central NC, but of course the worst is in FL. Some volunteers headed to Florida have requested items from our Distro, and tonight we got a big load of donated material from Charlottesville and Boone, NC, some of which is marked for delivery further south.

Credit Card Donation Form:

One-Time Hurricane Relief Support
Ongoing Monthly General Support
Photos from a recent supply run to Lumberton, NC.
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief out at the coast, including pictures of the Wilmington distro.
Contact us at
919-391-0287 or

Please bring your donation to one of these drop-off locations:

Imbibe/Zog’s Pool, Downtown (108 Henderson St, in between Franklin and Rosemary)
Saturday: 11am-midnight
Sunday: closed
Mon, tues, thurs, fri: 11am-midnight
Wednesday: 3pm-midnight

Chapel Hill Convention & Visitors Bureau, 501 West Franklin street Chapel Hill 27516
Donations can be made Monday through Friday 830 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday from 10 until 3.

Mutual Aid Disaster Distro - Donated warehouse space in Durham, 800 Henderson Street, Durham, NC
Tue-Sun Noon-7pm

Volunteer help needed: Rustling up donation items, social media, packing boxes, assisting with delivery to impacted areas.

Drop-off sites organized by the "A Just Recovery Florence" coalition:


Durham Food Co-op
1111 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
Monday-Sunday 9am-9pm

Club Boulevard Elementary School
400 W. Club Blvd, Durham
Drop-off hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm

E.K. Powe Elementary School
913 9th St, Durham
Drop-off hours:
Monday-Friday 8:15am-6pm

Southwest Elementary School
2320 Cook Road
Drop-off hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:30pm

Carolina Friends School
404-A Alexander Ave
(Behind the Durham Friends Historic Meeting House-
supplies can be dropped on the porch)
Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday from 6am-5pm


NC A. Philip Randolph Institute
1408 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Sunday-Friday 12pm-4pm

1401 South Bloodworth Street Raleigh
Tuesdays-Fridays 9am-7pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm


Steel String Brewery
106 S Greensboro St
Carrboro, NC 27510
Sunday, Sept 16 12pm-midnight
Monday-Saturday 4pm-midnight


606 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27406
10am-5pm Wed-Sat

DownHome NC Alamance office
1246A Plaza Drive, Burlington, NC 27215
12pm-8pm M-Saturday

Redeemer Presbyterian Mission House
1036 Miller St, Winston Salem
SMWFS 9am-1pm
Tues/Thurs 4-8pm

Here's the current list of smaller items being sought. Expect this list to continue to evolve over the coming weeks.

  • Scrub brushes
  • Concrobium mold spray
  • Sprayers
  • Bleach
  • Detergent soap (eg, pinesol)
  • Contractor/heavy duty trash bags
  • Utility knife/knife blades
  • Borate Product (like "Termite Prufe")
  • Fungicidal primer for wood (like "Foster Mold Resistant Coating" or "Zinsser Qt B-I-N Primer-Sealer")
  • Fungicidal encapsulant for heating ducts (like Foster Fungicidal Protective Coating)
  • Paint rollers