GRIFTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Shelves that were once stocked with supplies for Hurricane Matthew victims are now bare as many try to still help those who lost everything.”
Grifton Mission Ministries is in desperate need of canned food, paper goods and cleaning supplies as people from around eastern North Carolina continue to visit the center looking for help.
More than 400 people a day are assisted here and supplies are seemingly out the door as quickly as they are collected.
Grifton Mission Ministries’ Billy Tarlton said the mission plans to provide all they can until everyone is back on their feet like they did back in 1999.
“We saw Floyd all the way through,” said Tarlton. “Some people have said, ‘Another four or five days this will be done, won’t it?’ I said, ‘No way!’ We worked Floyd for almost two and a half years, so we’re here as long as we are a need to the community and to the people impacted by the flood.”
People from not only Grifton, but Kinston, Snow Hill and Greenville are looking for help here.
The Red Cross is also stepping in to help with the diminishing items, and they are now focused on supplies that will help people clean up what Matthew left behind.
“Grifton Mission Ministries will continue to collect supplies until all needs are met. If you’d like to donate, you can do so here.