Hurricane Florence: How you can help those impacted by the storm

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Governor Roy Cooper announced the state was accepting donations. donations can be made by texting Florence to 20222 or filling out a web form here.

If you've wanted to help our friends in the Carolinas but don't know what to do, help the Red Cross help them. Walmart is matching customer donations to Foundation For The Carolinas up to $5 million for disaster response and recovery. He said more than 1,500 units of blood that were scheduled to be donated in the areas affected by the hurricane need to be replaced. This is your chance to pay it forward through the Red Cross.

Donate online to help Americare provide emergency medicine, supplies and other humanitarian aid for victims of Florence. In addition to financial donation, the Red Cross is also asking for blood donations with almost 150 blood drives cancelled due to Florence.

Boots on the ground include David Anderson from the American Red Cross of Northeast Florida.

One of the many long standing charities is the American Red Cross.

Numerous local volunteers now in the disaster zone, have experience in other recent disasters, including Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Red Cross emergency response vehicles from central Georgia embarked on their trip to the Carolinas, equipped with supplies, on Sunday.

More than 17,000 people sought refuge in over 240 Red Cross and community shelters to escape the storm's wrath.

If you'd like to help animal relief efforts, you can donate here. This is because, according to Breitbach, the Red Cross has to cancel blood drives in the areas affected by the hurricanes.

Another important donation, blood donations! "We're helping people that are really in need".

"We're kind of like the ice cream man and we are delivering lunch and dinner", Dunder said.

"Shelter, food and offering comfort as needed to anyone that's impacted right now", she said.

Through donations, the American Red Cross will be able to provide meals and shelter to families.