After surveying the aftermath of Florence, Angela Vacek, of Vass, decided that she had to do something to help. So she rented a large log cabin in downtown Vass and started collecting and purchasing supplies to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. 

Storm victims who are in need are encouraged to pick up clothing, food, and supplies at 120 Maple Street.


Recovery effort in full force.

Donations are also being accepted at the log cabin Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon and from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Canned goods, water, juice boxes, cleaning supplies and clothing are just some of the items that are needed. According to Vacek, they are not soliciting financial donations. 

In addition to donations, volunteers are needed to help receive and distribute supplies. 

Angela Vacek and  NC Senate Candidate, Helen Probst Mills.

Vacek added many people are lending a helping hand.

“Local businesses and churches have also contributed to the relief effort, and we are extremely grateful for their donations,” said Vacek.

Recently, both candidates for the NC Senate District 25 stopped by; Republican Senator Tom McInnis and Democrat candidate Helen Probst Mills assisted in handing out donations and greeting volunteers and local residents affected by Florence.


Courtesy photo of Senator Tom McInnis and local residents. 

Vacek stated that most of the people coming in for donations are from the Lobelia area but others from surrounding counties are receiving help as well. If you need recovery assistance, you can contact Vacek at 910-929-6242.

Article and photographs by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter, Chris Prentice.



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