LUMBERTON —Emergency personnel trying to care for more than 1,000 people in shelters scattered across the county who have been displaced because of Hurricane Matthew are asking for donated supplies.
Also, a seventh shelter has been opened, at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center on U.S. 74
According to Tasha Oxendine, a spokesperson with the Public Schools of Robeson County, the following items are needed: diapers; wipes; cots; blankets; water; and ice. Evacuees who plan to go to a shelter should take blankets, medication, pillows and a sleeping bag and any personal items that person might need.
Any agencies, churches, nonprofits, businesses or other entities that would like to donate can do so by calling the Robeson County Emergency Operations Center at 910-272-5867.
In addition to the agriculture center, there are shelters at Carroll Middle School, the Bill Sapp Recreation Department, Red Springs High, St. Pauls High, South Robeson and Purnell Swett High schools.
Anyone looking for family members can call 910-738-5057.