WECT viewer offers 10 Wilmington women a place to stay

Reported by Lynda Figueredo - bio | email
Posted by Nikki Brochetti - email
Updated by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A WECT viewer has offered a place for residents of a women's shelter to stay for the next week.

Resident Danny Nagle is paying for six women to live at the Value Stay on Carolina Beach Road.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, a fire broke out just before 4:00 Tuesday morning at a recovery home for women on Carolina Beach Road near South Carolina Avenue.

The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross gave the women a temporary place to stay, but they are fearful about what will happen next.

"The Red Cross gave us 3 nights here," said Melissa Hubbard, one of the fire victims who lived at New Beginnings Recovery Home for Women. "But tomorrow we have no clue and we have to check out at 11 am and I don't know after that."

Lisa Fields from the Burgaw Police Department is one of several people who have been trying to find another temporary home for the women until the shelter can be repaired.

Fields hopes people will volunteer their places and donate supplies so the women can rebuild their lives.

Anyone interested in donating clothing or any other items can contact Melissa Hubbard at 910-599-0943 or Sonya Cauley at 910-538-3347.

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