WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Cape Fear Volunteers gathered together to help distribute angel tree gifts to families who were registered to receive them Saturday.
Cape Fear Volunteer CEO Annie Anthony says the need this year is much higher than in the past. Since hundreds of families have had to use their holiday money to fix any hurricane damage, this outcome is no surprise.
“The need is much greater in the community now and we were really afraid we weren’t going to have enough stuff and so we took it to the public and the public has really come through,” said Anthony.
With 300 children registered to receive angel tree gifts, Anthony wasn’t sure they would be able to make it happen. However, donations began flooding in after it was announced, making it possible to reach their goal.
If you are in need of a warm meal on Christmas Eve, Cape Fear Volunteer plans on preparing 1,400 dinners at the Girl Scout office on Shipyard Boulevard.