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Community CPR helped neighbors prepare for Dorian

The News Reporter

BY DIANA MATTHEWS dianamatthews@nrcolumbus.com

Revised on: 09.6.2019 at 04:08 p.m.

Posted on: 09.6.2019 at 03:00 p.m


Community CPR held an emergency supplies giveaway from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and gave out all the packages they had to 65 households, director Wallyce Todd said.

Packages contained canned goods, MRE, toiletries and paper goods. The first 50 recipients in line got cases of water.



People line up to receive free emergency supplies from the Community CPR warehouse in Whiteville Wednesday morning.


Todd said the organization was able to provide the boxes “only because of the generosity of others who donated.”

As Hurricane Dorian approached Thursday, Todd spoke during a News Reporter Facebook live video, reminding viewers to share with their neighbors and be on the lookout for those who had lost homes and jobs due to earlier hurricanes and might be suffering post-traumatic stress now.


Signs of unresolved emotional hurt could include irritability, frustration or heightened vigilance about water, Todd said. She said people in that state should be encouraged to take advantage of mental health resources before their stress creates additional difficulty for the sufferers and those around them.

Todd said people could visit the commcpr.org website or the Community CPR Facebook page for information about all kinds of short- and long-term recovery help, including mental health, or they could call 207-6929.


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