Monday, October 2, 2023

Here’s how and where you can donate your extra emergency supplies to Hurricane Florence victims

Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas this past weekend and residents in Hampton Roads are donating supplies to help their neighbors down south.

The hurricane was predicted to hit the Hampton Roads area and was at one point, considered a Category 3. Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation of residents living in Zone A of coastal Virginia.

Here are a list of places that are collecting donations to send to the victims of Hurricane Florence.


  • Femmes & Fidos, 149 Herman Melville Ave. (Port Warwick) – ends Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m.
    • Food/treats for cats & dogs, paper towels, disposable gloves and more.
    • For a complete list of items, visit their Facebook page.
  • The Duck Sauce Project, multiple locations and times – ends Saturday, Sept. 22
    • Food and milk for puppies & kittens, syringes, trash bags and Ziploc freezer bags (pint to gallon sizes).
    • Yes Chef, 11861 Canon Blvd., Suite B – Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Newport News Police Department, 9710 Jefferson Ave. – Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • For a complete list of items and other drop-off times, visit their Facebook page.
  • Hurricane Florence NC Relief, 315 Vine Drive, Yorktown – Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Basic hygiene products (new/ unopened), non-perishable food items, diapers, baby wipes, cleaning wipes, water and buckets.
    • For a complete list of items or more drop-off locations, visit their Facebook page.
    • Can’t make it to drop-off locations? Contact Jimmy Simonsen: 757-871-3775 to schedule a pick-up.
  • Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. – ends Saturday, Sept. 22
    • Blankets, towels, dog shampoo, dog beds and new dog toys.
    • Drop-off donations at the shelter, Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • For more information, call the shelter: 757-595-1399.


At this time there is no information about local businesses or other organizations collecting donation items for Hurricane Florence.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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