How to support WNC when disaster strikes

From Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County:

When disasters occur, we all want to reach out and support those impacted, even outside our local community. We encourage you to get involved with organizations that give communities hope and much needed resources prior to a disaster so that you are trained and ready when the community needs you most. Below you will find information on ways you can help those recently impacted by the most recent flooding in WNC.

How to volunteer or make donations in the flood cleanup efforts:

Hearts With Hands
Volunteer Opportunities
Donations Needs and Drop off locations

Get involved with organizations that support disaster relief so that you can be called on when a disaster strikes

Red Cross Volunteer Information Event
Red Cross Organization Information and Current Opportunities

Volunteer NC – browse opportunities and search for resources on how to get involved before

Make sure to contact the relief agencies BEFORE showing up on site in order to gain pertinent information regarding specific volunteer needs. As always, thank you for your willingness to support Asheville and Buncombe County with your time and talent. Together we are stronger. United we make a difference.

Volunteer opportunities are updated on our website daily.  We encourage you to check back regularly, but we’ll continue to send urgent requests via these blasts. Want a deeper dive into our work with the community? Click HERE to sign up to receive the Hands On Asheville-Buncombe monthly newsletter.

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