Hometown Hero: Sarah Prevatte opens her home as distribution center for hurricane victims

Hometown Hero: Sarah Prevatte opens her home as distribution center for hurricane victims

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The third person featured in our Hometown Hero series is Pender County’s Sarah Prevatte.

WECT first brought you the story of Sarah Prevatte in early October.

After Hurricane Florence, she opened up her home as a distribution center for hurricane victims to come get the supplies they needed.

Brenda Brinson, a friend of Prevatte, along with many others, nominated her as a hometown hero. Brinson has known Prevatte for years from being in the PTO together. She says its always been in Prevatte’s blood to go above and beyond in any situation.

Prevatte even arranged for U-Haul sized trailers to deliver supplies to her home distribution center.

Brinson says she is thankful for Prevatte’s “heart of gold” and willingness to do anything for anyone.

“She goes above and beyond. She pretty much puts everybody before herself,” Brinson said. “She’s the type of person that she has got a heart of gold. So if someone needs her, all they have to do is reach out and she will get them whatever they need no matter what it costs.”

Prevatte decided to open up her home as the distribution center after seeing the disaster that Hurricane Florence left in Pender County. Her home did not suffer any damage, but she had family and friends whose homes were totally destroyed.

“She’s got family and friends that she saw that went through it,” Brinson said. “Their houses got flooded. And there was no one around to help them out so she decided to take it upon herself to open up her home and do a distribution center there.”

To this day, Prevatte is continuing to use her home as a distribution center for those who still need supplies.

If you would like to nominate someone as a hometown hero, you can send an email to newsroom@wect.com

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