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Food and Nutrition

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Share The Table NC
Food pantry open 4 days a week
Free meals on Sundays, 5:30

World Central Kitchen
Read about their local efforts HERE

Coastal Carolina Community College Foundation
Food Pantry 
8:00am to 5:00pm 

Local Resources and Relief

2-1-1 Call Line Open 24/7 for People in Need of Help
The statewide information line can provide callers with nearby shelter, housing and other storm-related details. Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162.

Jacksonville City Government RE: House Debris and Yard Debris 
City crews and our hauling contractor will continue to remove Hurricane Florence debris from the curb sides of Jacksonville neighborhoods for several weeks. We’d like to remind you to please keep tree or yard debris in a separate pile and construction or household debris in a separate pile. This will ensure the quick removal of debris. It is against City policy to burn trash and yard debris. 

NC Department of Health and Human Services
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has a consolidated web page linking individual to health and human services and resources, including information on connecting to care, getting benefits, food assistance, public health concerns, and more:  

Mental Health and Distress from NCDHHS
Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990

Mortgage or Rent Relief
The National Association of Realtors and the NC Realtors is offering up to $1,500 in grant funds to cover one months mortgage or rent.
Click here to access the PDF application. Deadline is November 30, 2018. 

Business Assistance
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest loans for business damages. Learn more about the business loan application process at • Additional details on the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to

Farmers Assistance
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages producers with crops insured under the Federal crop insurance program to immediately contact their local crop insurance agent to report any damage to insured crops after the storm.
Agriculture Weather Emergency Hotline to contact NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services: 1- 866-645-9403.
Farmers can also consult USDA’s Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool to see what assistance programs they may be eligible.

Child Care and School Age Programs: select PDF link below 

Volunteer and Donations

Volunteer Opportunities:
United Cajun Navy in Wilmington 
Peace Baptist Church at 320 Military Cutoff Rd. Wilmington
Any time of day or night to help organize and distribute supplies and goods to those who still need them.

Catalyst Church
Visit their website to get matched with a volunteer to meet your specific need: Website: 
1985 Gum Branch Rd
Jacksonville, NC 
Accepting donations!

United Way of Onslow County 
403 N. Bayshore Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28540
P: 910.347.2646

Hope For The Warriors
Stevenson-Hendrick Toyota
Jacksonville, NC 

Donations to local organizations can be made to the following locations:

School Closings

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Onslow County Schools
Closed Oct 8-12

National Resources


FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency
To register for disaster assistance, North Carolina residents affected by Florence can visit a Mobile Registration Intake Center beginning on Monday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice at the following locations:

New Hanover County
3500 Oleander Dr. (Old Sears building)
Wilmington, NC 28403-0811

Craven County
1 Governmental Ave. (Havelock City Hall)
Havelock, NC 28532-1969

Carteret County
3280 Bridges Street (Carteret County Health Department)
Morehead City, NC 28557-3290

Apply For Disaster Assistance
Survivors without internet access can check their eligibility for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 (Multilingual operators are available press 2 for Spanish). 


Apply For Disaster Assistance

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Carteret County Health Dept
3820 Bridges Street
Morehead City 

Havelock City Hall
1 Government Ave

Old Sears Building
3500 Oleander Dr

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Unemployed due to Hurricane Florence? Disaster Unemployment Services! 

Individuals who are affected by the disaster, and are unable to continue working, must file an ap­plication by October 17, 2018. To start the process, the easiest and most efficient way to file is online. To begin, visit or call 1-866-795-8877

Yard and Debris Assistance

Team Rubicon
Hotlines are open! Team Rubicon (TR) has spun up three operations in Wilmington, New Bern, and Goldsboro, NC.

Call now for disaster relief, yard help, debris removal, and more. 
Publications regarding flood damage, power outages, and more. 

Resources for Veterans

Assistive Resources for Veterans

  • Consolidated information about the storm, resources, road conditions, and more are maintained on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Hurricane Florence web page:  You can also text FLORENCE to 898211 or call 211 for connections to shelter, food assistance, and other resources. 
  • The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) operates the Veterans Crisis Line where Veterans can receive free, confidential assistance and connections to resources.  Call 800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255.
  • SAMHSA offers a national toll-free multilingual Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, which is available 24/7, 365 days a year. It provides immediate confidential crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural disasters or flooding. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • NCServes is a coordinated network to help direct the Veteran or family member to the right service provider.  Their toll-free hotline is: 1-866-249-6656, or you can connect online at:
  • The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is maintaining a centralized list of federal resources available to Veterans:  Some specific, important points of contact are:
    • The Veteran disaster relief hotline:  800-507-4571
    • The Veteran Benefits Administration hotline:  800-827-1000
    • The pharmacy customer care number:  866-400-1243
    • The Vet Center counseling hotline:  877-927-8387
  • The Veterans Administration Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network is maintaining a Hurricane Florence Operating Status page with information about which health care offices are open:  
  • The North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs maintains a resource guide to assist and educate Veterans in learning about and accessing state and federal benefits:

Hope for the Warriors: assistance for Veterans
Hope for the Warriors Building
3215 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville NC
10am to 5pm daily
Eligibility verification required, proof of service documents

Disabled American Veterans: NC Chapter 16

We are a Non-Profit Organization that is involved in many outreach programs. The DAV Homeless Veterans Initiative promotes the development of supportive housing and necessary services to assist homeless veterans become productive, self-sufficient members of society.

300 Sherwood Road.
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone is: 910-455-3400

Military Personnel and Spouses: 
The Air Station SNCO club (Bldg. across from the TRS Trailer) is a donation drop off/pickup location for Hurricane relieve items. If you are a Marine Family or veteran and need items, please take advantage of the situation.

-All items received were donated and are on a first come first serve basis.
-You can drop off donations or pickup items you may need.
-Volunteers are encouraged to stop by to help out.
-Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700