When natural disasters strike, our mission to distribute dignity by providing basic hygiene needs becomes even more critical. A single storm can displace thousands of families, separating them from their communities and resources. Many must evacuate quickly, lacking time or space to pack personal care items such as diapers, feminine hygiene products, and adult incontinence supplies. Those already vulnerable, such as those living with poverty, families with young children, and the elderly, are particularly at risk.
Disaster relief organizations provide vital goods and services to those in need. However, there are no agencies that provide diapers. As the only statewide diaper bank in North Carolina, DBNC partners with state emergency services to fill this gap. Previously, DBNC has responded to Hurricane Matthew and the 2018 Greensboro tornado with shipments of personal hygiene supplies. As Hurricane Florence approaches the coast, we are preparing to answer the need again. In this coming week, and during the months of rebuilding and resettling ahead, DBNC will continue our work to bring dignity and comfort to families across North Carolina.
DBNC urges you to join with us today to support our neighbors across the state.
· Make a quick and easy monetary donation online
· Drop off diapers, wipes, and sanitary pads to our headquarters (1311 East Club Blvd. Durham NC 27704.)
· Volunteer to prepare disaster relief kits of personal hygiene items
· Spread the word through social media
· You can donate items through our Amazon Wishlist