Support the Port finds itself with a new mission following Hurricane Florence

Support the Port finds itself with a new mission following Hurricane Florence

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A group that started out to fight violence in the Port City is now helping different victims, those who lost so much during Hurricane Florence.

Support the Port is helping the underserved in Wilmington in the aftermath of the storm.

The group set up shop at Ebenezer Baptist Church near Princess Place Drive and 30th Street in Wilmington.

Support the Port delivers food and supplies out of that location. It is also accepting donations there for the community.

Thank you to Bria for her donations this morning! The community taking care of the community! 🤝 #SupportThePort

Posted by Support The Port on Saturday, September 22, 2018

Storm victims can also come there and get supplies and other needs.

There are booths set up at the church where people can come and sign up for help, like assistance from Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministries or WARM.

Cederic Harrison started Support the Port three years ago.

"We are serving the underserved communities that really had a lot of different issues that needed to be addressed before the hurricane,” said Harrison. “Let's make sure the people in the neighborhoods that really, really, really need the assistance get it.

He never thought the organization would work in hurricane recovery but he is adapting to the community’s needs.

“I was just talking with some of the people at FEMA and they were just talking about every day it is a new assignment for them and they talk about it being ‘FEMA flexible’ and so I was like, I guess I’m ‘FEMA flexible’ too,” Harrison said. “Of course, they’ve been doing this work for years and they go all over the place. But I feel like we are doing FEMA work locally.”

To learn more about Support the Port or to buy one of the t-shirts that helps hurricane victims, click here.

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