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Posted on: March 3, 2022

New date added for donation drive to help displaced residents

Operation Going Home AgainNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - In an effort to help more than 150 local families displaced due to extensive mold remediation, New Hanover County, Wilmington Housing Authority, City of Wilmington, Good Shepherd Center, Leading into New Communities (LINC), and the Resiliency Task Force have partnered to collect new or gently used furniture and select household items. Donations will be accepted on specific dates, and a list of needed items is below.

Community members interested in donating can bring accepted items to a drop-off location at 1002 Princess Street in Wilmington at the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, March 12 from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Saturday March 26 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Please note: items being dropped off will only be accepted during the dates and times listed.

Previous donation opportunities were held on Wednesday, February 23 and Saturday, February 26. Additional dates and times for donations will be established in the coming weeks as needed, and will be posted at Diversity.NHCgov.com and announced through the county's social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

If you are unable to donate items but would like to assist financially, contributions can be made to the housing authority's nonprofit. View directions on how to donate.

For more information call the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity at 910-798-7430.

"As we work diligently to return these families in our community to permanent homes, we are asking the community to help us provide them with needed furnishings to replace what was ruined by mold," said Chief Diversity and Equity Officer Linda Thompson. "Our community is amazing at rallying around those who need assistance, 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 place feel like home again."

Gently used or new items being accepted:

  • Sofas
  • Love seats
  • Coffee tables
  • End tables
  • Lamps
  • Arm chairs
  • Dining tables
  • Dining chairs
  • Bed frames
  • Nightstands
  • Dressers
  • Bookshelves
  • Dishes
  • Kitchen and cooking utensils
  • Cups and glasses
  • Mugs
  • Pots and pans
  • Baking sheets
  • Baking pans
  • Small appliances (coffee pots, microwaves, etc.)

New items being accepted:

  • Pillows
  • Bedding (new sheets, comforters, blankets, etc. - all sizes)
  • Mattresses (all sizes)
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toiletries
  • Paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.)

Please note: clothing, décor, rugs, electronics, large appliances and toys, along with furniture that is broken, torn, badly stained, has pet damage or smells unpleasant cannot be accepted.

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