October 19, 2016
It has been some time since Prestige has put out a blog. Most of this has to do with the recent weather events going on within the area. The first was the flooding earlier this month, only to be followed by Hurricane Matthew. We had some extensive flooding and closures due to washed out roads. However, Prestige was able to bounce back fairly quickly.
However, Hurricane Matthew was a breed of his own. We are still feeling the effects at Prestige a week later. We had some damage and power outages for a week, causing office closures. Things were worse throughout the region. Today, we still are having delays, as trash routes have not been re-established in all areas. We are hoping that routes will be up and running in their entirety next week.
What is more important is the need to help our neighbors who have lost much. Prestige's own have played their part in helping in the rebuilding. In fact, on this past Saturday, one employee volunteered packing meals to send to food pantries which had been wiped out.
Below, you will find some opportunities for help, as well as places to find it.
- Fayetteville Urban Ministries are accepting food, clothing, and monetary donations at their Whitfield Dr. location from 9 am to 4 pm.
- Red Cross is still looking for volunteers at their Kiwanis Center training location. They are also accepting donations of money and toiletries.
- Second Harvest Food Bank is accepting food and monetary donations, along with needing volunteers to sort and stock food.
- Manna Church is asking for volunteers for debris clean-up, for both Fayetteville and Lumberton disaster areas.
- Various businesses in Downtown Fayetteville are collecting supplies for donations.
- Salvation Army is in need of toiletries, blankets, pillows, and craft supplies.
- Fayetteville SwampDogs are taking donations of food and clothing, along with needing volunteers to sort.
Finally, it is more important than ever to be prepared for the next hurricane. Many were caught off guard not only by the water, but by the need for simple necessities like water and power after the storm. Check your kits and be prepared.