NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – New and gently used furniture and household items are needed to help more than 150 local families displaced due to significant mold issues in their homes.
The collection campaign is organized by a collaboration of organizations, including the Wilmington Housing Authority, the Resilience Task Force, the Good Shepherd Center, Leading into New Communities (LINC), the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County. .
“As we work diligently to bring these families back to our community into permanent homes, we are asking the community to help provide them with the necessary furniture to replace what has been destroyed by the mold,” said Linda Thompson, responsible for diversity and equity. “Our community is amazing at rallying around those in need of help, and this is one of those times. Please consider donating your new or gently used furniture and household items so these families can move back in and make their home feel like home again.
Monetary donations are also accepted. Click here to learn how to donate.
Items listed below can be dropped off at the Old Town Fire Station at 3933 Princess Place Drive, Wilmington at the following times:
- Wednesday February 23, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday February 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Currently, items cannot be accepted at any other time until additional dates and times are advertised here.
Lightly used or new items accepted:
- Sofas, Loveseats, Armchairs
- Coffee tables, Side tables
- Lamps, Libraries
- Dining tables, Dining chairs
- Bed frames, Bedside tables, Chests of drawers
- Cooking and baking utensils, Tableware
- Cups and glasses, Mugs
- Pots and pans
- Baking trays, Baking molds
- Small appliances (coffee makers, microwaves, etc.)
New items accepted:
- Bedding (new sheets, duvets, blankets, etc. – all sizes)
- Mattresses (all sizes)
- Towels, Washcloths
- cleaning supplies
- Paper items (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.)
According to the press release, “Clothing, decor, carpets, electronics, major appliances, and toys, as well as furniture that is broken, torn, badly stained, damaged by pets, or has an unpleasant odor may be accepted”.
For more information, call the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity at (910) 798-7430.
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