Support the Port offering free clothes to hurricane survivors

Support the Port offering free clothes to hurricane survivors
Support the Port's 25 Days of Poppin Tags Pop Up Shop will open Saturday. (Castleberry, Tony)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hurricane Florence survivors will soon have an opportunity to get new and high-end clothes for free.

The Support the Port Foundation Inc. is hosting the 25 Days of Poppin Tags Pop Up Shop beginning Dec. 1 at the Wabi Sabi Warehouse on 19 North Ninth Street.

From Dec. 1-13, shoppers will be invited through partnering nonprofits before the shop opens to the public Dec. 14-24. Hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 1-3 and noon-6 p.m. Dec. 14-24.

The Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., contributed 1,500 pounds of designer and brand name clothes for storm survivors.

“This is yet another example of the kindness of strangers,” said Cedric Harrison, founder of Support the Port. “They reached out to me just weeks ago saying they wanted to provide for victims of Hurricane Florence.

"The boxes just kept coming and each one full of designer brands, most with the tags still on them."

Ralph Lauren, Peter Millar and Puma are among the labels shared and Harrison estimates there could be $50,000 in clothing.

The United Way, Step Up Wilmington and Leading into New Communities (LINC) will be among the first groups to visit.

Other nonprofit executives who want to bring their clients should email info@supporttheport.com.

Families and individuals who suffered loss from the storm are also encouraged to register on the Support the Port hurricane database.

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