top of page

Community CPR Remains Boots on the Ground During COVID-19


Black Leaders in Columbus County Work Toward Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations

Today, producer Brea Hampton takes us back to a COVID-19 vaccine drive that happened in Tabor City, Columbus County in March. She speaks with Ashlei McFadden, who’s been aiding vaccination efforts – like the drive-in Tabor City. McFadden says that vaccines intended for Tabor City’s Black community went to white folks from outside of the area.

In this episode of Shoresides News, Hampton talks to Black leaders across Columbus County – Ashlei McFadden, Curtis Hill, Jeremy Simmons, and Shawn Manor – to help us understand the barriers to equity in vaccination efforts and what they’re doing to overcome them.

Click here for full episode:

Produced by Brea Hampton and Laura Bratton in collaboration with Ashlei McFadden, Curtis Hill, Jeremy Simmons, Shawn Manor, and Wallyce Todd.

For More Info on Shoresides:

Real & UnRehearsed - Space & Grace

We invite you to watch Founder of Community CPR, Wallyce Todd and Founder of Healing Your Almond as they discuss grieving/mourning during a pandemic. We share both our personal and professional experiences, we hope you find grace and space.

Here at Community CPR our mission is to connect people and resources of all kinds... tangible, physical, informational and relational:


Trauma-Certified Therapist Franchon Francees, Founder of Healing Your Almond and Founder/Executive Director of Community CPR Wallyce Todd talk about brain science and why it matters to all of us -- especially in seasons of life where stress, anxiety and trauma have strong impact... like during the times of COVID-19.

New -  Episode 3

Episode 1:


Episode 2:

For More Info on Healing Your Almond:
Screen Shot 2020-03-31 at 12.27.58

Help Stop COVID-19


Help stop coronavirus:

1 HANDS - Wash them often
2 ELBOW - Cough into it
3 FACE - Don't touch it
4 SPACE - Keep safe distance
5 HOME - Stay if you can

General public health information from:

Click here for NCDHHS - CDC updates for NC:

Wallyce Todd featured on WTXY

Wallyce Todd stopped by to chat with Justin this morning on the More Music Morning Show on WTXY KOOL 103.9

Click here to listen:

Click here for NCDHHS - CDC updates for NC:
Hurricane-Michael-Landfall image.jpg

COVID Changes Dynamics For Hurricane Prep

“Our hurricane preparedness has taken a backseat because we’ve been working to help those in our community needing help during COVID,” Todd said. “We could use some male volunteers for a few hours any day of the week to make space for if we have to pivot back to disaster response.”

"COVID changes dynamics for hurricane prep"


Posted on: 07.14.2020 at 08:00 a.m. |  PREMIUM CONTENT

Click here for full article


As hurricane season 2020 continues, Columbus County has developed COVID-19 precautions for its relief response. 

While Emergency Service Director Kay Worley says directives seem to change every day, the main messaging encourages residents to move inland in the event of a hurricane. If residents choose not to evacuate, there will be storm shelters that follow social distancing guidelines, require face masks at all times, and provide temperature checks to monitor the health of storm shelter seekers.......

Click here for Original Article:

Please Consider Supporting Community CPR with a Much Needed Monthly Donation
Copy of Copy of curbside can drive.png

Curbside Can Drive


Special Thanks to WTXY 103.9 FM 1540 AM for helping us promote our Curbside Can Drive!


Help Us Feed Our Community - We are accepting Non Perishable Food Items and Cleaning Products


Current drop off points are Farmacy on Main & Penn's Grill


Thanks to The News Reporter  for also covering our efforts

Click below to play the PSA and Recent Interview

To learn more about WTXY 103.9
Screen Shot 2020-04-25 at 3.44.33 PM.png

CCPR's Wallyce Todd featured

The News Reporter recently interviewed local mental health experts to learn about coping and dealing with COVID-19. Community CPR's Executive Director, Wallyce Todd was included:

"Wallyce Todd of Community CPR sees clients worrying about food for their families and other bills. She also sees “cumulative trauma” from previous hurricanes as building up “like layers,” she said. “This pandemic is highlighting disparities that already existed in Columbus County,” because some people can absorb the loss of income for a while but others can’t. 

“People will respond differently to (current) family stressors and job stressors because of the buildup of trauma,” she said. 

Regardless of family or financial circumstances, “I encourage all of us to remember that everyone’s mental health will be impacted and to extend grace and compassion as much as possible for ourselves and others,” said Todd."

To read the Full News Reporter Article
Screen Shot 2020-05-21 at 2.20.01 PM.png

Local Prayer and God's Promises


During COVID-19, pastors all over Columbus County have shared words of hope and encouragement on Facebook. Community CPR's Wallyce Todd shared last Friday night about God's promises never changing  - even when the world is... with storms, pandemics, and more.

Facebook video

Here is a link to the "insert your name" affirmations outlined in the video and the respective verses:

Psalm 105:1
Luke 12:7
1 Peter 4:11
Proverbs 3:5-6
2 Corinthians 4:16-17
Jeremiah 29:11
Philippians 4:6
Micah 6:8
Psalm 20:1
1 Peter 5:7

For More Info on Prayer Unitive for Columbus County:

Real & UnRehearsed - Brain Science


Here at Community CPR our mission is to connect people and resources of all kinds... tangible, physical, informational and relational:


Trauma-Certified Therapist Franchon Francees, Founder of Healing Your Almond and Founder/Executive Director of Community CPR Wallyce Todd talk about brain science and why it matters to all of us -- especially in seasons of life where stress, anxiety and trauma have strong impact... like during the times of COVID-19.

Episode 1:


Episode 2:

For More Info on Healing Your Almond:
Screen Shot 2020-03-31 at 12.33.28

Two Kinds of Storms

Laura Bratton of Working Narratives spoke to Community CPR Executive Director Wallyce Todd as well as Audrey Hart from New Hanover County Disaster Coalition and more... in the podcast, "Storm Stories" ...

"Two Kinds of Storms: Coronavirus & Hurricanes"

Listen Below:

For more COVID-19 stories, visit Shoresides News:

Produce Partners

With help from CCPR friends in Bolton, Whiteville and in Fair Bluff, more than 100 homes total received fresh produce delivered to their residences during the first two weeks of social distancing due to COViD-19. We give a Huge shout out of thanks to Honeycutt Produce for the donation and loading onto the CCPR truck... as well as specifically to Gerry Lenahan (and Evander Holland) for picking up the produce... and to Beverly Justice, CCPR Board Member Jennifer Bowling and others for helping separate it into bags so that it could be safely delivered to the homes of senior citizens and families with children.




Check out Honeycutt Produce:

Food For Folks

Community CPR loves Penn"s Grill, one of its community business partners. Helen Holden and the Grill Team on Commerce Street have blessed folks with food who otherwise wouldn't have been able to easily have a fresh cooked hot meal.

With help from CCPR friends and team members... Curtis Hill (Columbus County Forum), Beverly Justice (UNC-P), Gerry Lenahan (Warrior Family Ministries) and Wallyce Todd (CCPR) have delivered hot meals to senior citizens and some of our neighbors with disabilities.

Teamwork makes the dream work!


Support Penn's Grill:
mattress with Gerry.jpg

House Fires & Hardship

While COVID-19 put a pause on many businesses, churches, organizations, etc... it didn't stop house fires from happening, domestic violence from occurring, child abuse from escalating, sexual assault from taking place, jobs from being lost, money from being tight, and more. 

Community CPR never stopped working during COVID-19. We suspended drop-in hours, maintained social distancing, wore masks when called for... and kept on keeping on.

Here is you see CCPR team member Gerry Lenahan and volunteer Dr. Beverly Justice helping ensure survivors of a house fire had a bed to sleep on during the "stay at home" season. Imagine not having a place to sleep while being required to stay inside... We thank the Columbus County Long Term Recovery Group and all our donors who make it possible for us to keep donating to others, whether it's after a hurricane, a house fire or any hardshp. 

How can you help - Contact CCPR
jeremy in black.jpg

A Message From Jeremy

Charlotte native, Jeremy Simmons, is on the Community CPR Board of Directors. He is the chaplain at Columbus Regional Healthcare System (Columbus County's hospital).


“A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.”                                                                                             -Batman

Many of you may not know, but I have three children that mean the world to me. A few weeks ago my wife suggested that I take off my work clothes before entering the house and immediately throw them into the washing machine when news broke about how this virus was spreading. Initially I thought that it was a bit much, but like many of you, I am willing to do whatever is necessary to protect those that I love.


One day my four year old daughter saw me pulling my work clothes out of the dryer and putting them on as I was preparing to leave for work. She said, “Dad, what are you doing?” I responded to her by saying, “I’m putting on my suit so that I can go to work.” She responded to me saying, “Oh yeah, your superhero suit like Batman, that’s right..."

Read the rest of Jeremy's message on our blog page: 

Meet the rest of our CCPR board members:
ccpr.petfood donation.jpeg

Connecting Pets & Resources

Community CPR was able to also serve area animals with a donation of pet food during Covid-19 challenges.


This donation of pet food was presented to Columbus County Animal Protection Services.

Learn more how you can help area Animals:
CCPR Protein box donation.jpg

3400+ Food Boxes Distributed

Connecting People and Resources - another wonderful example! (And much of this made possible by the organizations listed in the accompanying picture. Special shoutout to The Waldron Charitable Fund and ALL!)

With the help of Columbus County Sheriff's Department, Bolton pastors, Hallsboro residents, Catholic Charities, Dream Center, Whiteville Housing Authority, Victory in Jesus Ministries, number of churches, Rotary International, Facts of Life Food Bank Ministry, local citizens, Public School Employees and administrators, Facts of Life Food Bank, volunteers, variety of community advocates, and more...


Community CPR was able to help distribute over 3,500 boxes of feed in four to five counties since Friday, June 5, 2020. Two other loads of 3,500 boxes are scheduled to be delivered at the end of July and August, 2020.

And almost every step of that was aided by the pickup truck and the box truck that Community CPR has because of the North Carolina Community Foundation grants.

#covid19 #neighborshelpingneighbors #strongertogether

Others ways to donate to Community CPR
CCPR Bolton Food Donation .jpg

Joyful Partnering in Bolton

So blessed by the community collaborations CCPR has with Bolton Mayor, Rev. Shawn Maynor. My friend walks his talk and cares deeply for his hometown. Today, because of the Farm to Families program, Facts of Life Food Bank, Waldron Charitable Fund, Duke Energy and Pizza Village...


Community CPR had the joyful privilege of partnering in pizza and produce being personally delivered to the homes of nearly 50 families. All colors. All creeds. All cared about and served. So grateFULL.

#waldroncharitablefund #dukeenergy #foodforfolks #townofbolton #connectingeopletofoodresources #ccpr #501c3 #neighborshelpingneighbors #strongertogether #covid19season 

Find out more about the town of Bolton, NC

Proud Partnerships


"Catholic Charities Cape Fear Regional staff typically distribute food from the food pantry located in their downtown Wilmington office. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, as with many things, the food pantry was forced to adapt. In order to better serve the community, food distribution has gone mobile, reaching remote communities facing major shortages of food.


Another community partner who has stepped up to help Catholic Charities has been Community CPR, whose mission is to connect people and resources. They are networking experts and connected staff with a large donation of 675 boxes of chicken and cheese that were distributed to over a thousand individuals."

Click here for full article:

Find out more about Catholic Charities:
COMMUNITY CPR (JW) - Can Drive (04.16.2Artist Name
00:00 / 00:30
KOOL 103.9 FM Business Connection with CArtist Name
00:00 / 05:41
bottom of page