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County appoints Dawson as Relief/Volunteer Coordinator

PENDER COUNTY – Pender County has been blessed with organizations such as the North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief, numerous churches, non-profits, and civic organizations who what to help in the Hurricane Florence recovery effort.

“To coordinate this large relief effort, Pender County has appointed Olivia Dawson as the Relief/Volunteer Coordinator,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager.

“There are a lot of great people who want to help our residents in need,” said Dawson. “We want to coordinate these efforts to meet the great demands across Pender County.”

Dawson said many collection points, feeding kitchens, and more have been established across the county. Supplies are available; however, volunteers are needed.

Any organization or local non-profit who wants to help should contact Dawson at 910-259-0311 or email

Organizations conducting donation drives should also contact Dawson to assist the county in coordinating these efforts.

“We are thankful for all of the help at this desperate time,” said Dawson. “We have families who have lost everything. All relief efforts and donations are greatly appreciated.”

Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at and on the county’s website www.pendercountync/.gov. If you need assistance call the EM office at 910- 259-1210.


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