Hurricane Florence Relief

(September 15, 2018/FOX Carolina/Ingles/iHeart Media)

FOX Carolina teamed up with Ingles Markets and iHeart Media to take donations of food and supplies for people affected by Hurricane Florence. Thanks to your help, we were able to send much-needed supplies to the coast.

Nine tractor-trailers filled with food, water and supplies have been sent to areas in need across the Carolinas. 

In addition, $13,000 in cash donations were collected at the drive. 

"This is just the beginning," said Ron Freeman, CFO of Ingles. "We are still collecting at our stores for the remainder of the month of September as well as providing links to the Hearts with Hands website for donations."

The most needed items are bottled water, bleach, mops, diapers, paper products, cleaning supplies, toiletries, baby care supplies and non-perishable foods.

The FOX Carolina team were at a different Ingles Market location each day for five days to accept donations. 

If you could not make it to one of those five locations, *all* Ingles Markets will have boxes set up to accept your donations.

Smith Dray Line is taking care of transportation of the donations.

All donations will be distributed to hurricane-affected areas in the Carolinas by Hearts with Hands, an international faith-based charity based in Western North Carolina.

To see a longer list of items needed, go to www.ingles-markets.com

To read more about the mission of Hearts with Hands, go here: https://www.heartswithhands.org/

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