We've all see the images of destruction across the Charlotte area-- people rescued from their homes as floodwaters rise, trees tearing through roofs, evacuees seeking shelter far from home.
It can be hard to look at. But amid all the chaos, there's hope. Businesses, organization, and individuals have lent a hand to people hit by Florence all across the Carolinas.
Here's a list of ways you can help here in the Charlotte area:
- Make a donation at Harris Teeter. The grocery chain is matching shopper donations up to $125,000 made inside Harris Teeter stores through Sept. 30. One hundred percent of the in-store donations will go to the Red Cross.
- Donate items at Concord Mills, SouthPark Shopping Center and Charlotte Premium Outlets. The shopping centers are serving as drop off locations for items including water, canned goods, pet foods, blankets, clothing, diapers, towels, cleaning supplies, paper products and toiletries through the organization Operation North State.
- Donate items at Golden Ticket Cinemas in Lenoir. The theater will be collecting non-perishable foods, water, blankets at their Morgantown Blvd. SW location.
- Buy a Panthers "#CAREolinas" shirt. The Panthers partnered with VisitNC to raise money for the governor's North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund and the Central Carolina Community Foundation by selling t-shirts that celebrate Carolina unity.
- Donate supplies at Freedom House Church. Freedom House Church is partnering with Lifepoint Church in Wilmington, which will distribute donated supplies.
- Buy a Fanovitch t-shirt: Charlotte moms created the shirts to benefit Florence victims