Florence Help

We are here to help!


New Hanover County will open a Community Recovery Resource Center on Friday, Sept 28 at Independence Mall to assist residents as they recover from Hurricane Florence. Residents will be able to apply for disaster food stamps (D-SNAP), apply for FEMA assistance, receive supplies & get help from local community organizations at the center.

The Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and other counties have been approved for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) due to the effects of Hurricane Florence. If you were not able to be paid or missed work due to Hurricane Florence, you may be eligible to receive unemployment assistance through this program!



In Wilmington, you can collect collect supplies from the following locations:

  • Vigilant Hope: 1626 Lake Branch Drive
    • Every day this week from 11AM-3PM serving hot meals, cleaning supplies, and groceries!


Hot Meals

If you are in need of a hot meal, here is a great option for you:

  • First Baptist Church-Activity Center (1939 Independence Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28403) – is operating as a free drive-thru serving lunch from 11AM-1PM and dinner from 4PM-6PM.



If you are in need of NON-EMERGENCY services such as home related issues like mud-outs, roof-tarping, debris or tree removal, please call Samaritan’s Purse. Here is our representative for each campus:

  • Jacksonville – Call (910) 515-1688
  • Leland – Call (910) 284-9713
  • New Bern – Call (252) 725-5802
  • Wilmington – Call (910) 284-9713


If you have any other specific needs, please visit us a the closest Port City Church location.