How to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — CBS North Carolina is teaming up with the Red Cross to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

The Red Cross is operating shelters across affected areas in North Carolina and in other states hit by the hurricane. More than 2,700 Red Cross volunteers are supporting the relief efforts, and the Red Cross is sending 133 response vehicles, 3 kitchens and 97 trailers. The organization is sending water, food, kitchen and cleaning supplies, tools, insect repellent, coolers and other items.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Please visit for information on how to make a monetary donation to aid relief efforts.
  • You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text 90999 to make a donation.
  • Please visit to enter your zip code and find a blood or platelet donation center near you. More information on why blood and platlets are important is available here. A large blood and platelet drive is taking place Tuesday at the student union at UNC from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

County officials said that those who want to help residents impacted by floods, can drop off donated items at the Wayne Center, at the Corner of George and Chestnut streets in Goldsboro.

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