Hurricane Florence Relief


Now that the storm has passed, many local organizations are working to help our neighbors, near and far, with disaster relief and cleanup.

Love Out Loud is in communication with the City of Winston-Salem and other organizations about how residents can help with response efforts as they develop. Check this page often as updates on how you can help will be posted immediately as they become available.

 The Houston 40 Team from an Oct 2017 Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Trip

The Houston 40 Team from an Oct 2017 Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Trip

How can I help?

The main area you can help with Hurricane Florence Recovery is Clean up Care

Love Out Loud is working with the Mayor’s office, the Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, FaithHealthNC, and Offering for a Hungry Nation are taking a trip to the Coast OCT 21 - 27 to help with clean up from the storm. Each of the groups is in close communication with partners on the ground there to determine the best and most helpful timing. Click HERE to sign up.

A press conference was held on Thursday, Sept 20, 2018, at Emmanuel Baptist (1075 Shalimar Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27107) to convey updates on Hurricane Florence Relief efforts among our partners. Click Here to View the Press Release.

We are collecting supplies for the upcoming trip. Supplies can be donated for the upcoming trip at Prime Tyme Soul Cafe (2730 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27105).

  • Water (Jugs or Bottles)

  • Clorox

  • Gloves (work and cleaning)

  • N95 Mold Masks

  • Trash Bags

  • 1/2 Gallon Pump Sprayers

  • Toiletries

  • Gift Cards from Walmart or Target

  • School Supplies for Kids

  • Disinfectant Wipes

  • Ziplock Bags

Other Collections and Local Efforts:

  • Energize Ministries : Leaving Wed morning (10/3) at 10am, will be back Thursday evening at 10pm. Anyone 16 and older welcome - to help with tree, debris removal, and some pressure washing we could sure use the help. (Don’t need to be skilled for this, just willing and able). Transportation and lodging are covered, and all equipment, just need people to have gloves and be prepared to cover their meals. Contact Katrina.

  • Winston Salem Christian School will collect water bottles, toiletries, school supplies, and ziploc bags. We will collect items for hurricane Florence relief until October 5th. We are also donating all of the money from our home volleyball game on October 4th - Info Here. For more information contact Bryan Wolfe

  • Flow Auto and the Winston-Salem Dash are also collecting items to be distributed on an upcoming trip to the coast. CLICK HERE for a list items you can drop off at BB&T Ballpark beginning Monday, Sept 24, 9am-5pm.

Click on the bullet points below to learn more and connect with these efforts to donate or get involved:

To post on this page, email lkaiman@loveoutloudws.com if your organization is hosting an event, making preparations or seeking volunteers or resources for the Hurricane Florence response.


If you’d like to give toward efforts, you can do so through many of the above organizations or through Love Out Loud. We maintain a permanently-restricted fund for disaster relief efforts where 100% of your donation is invested in those efforts (after credit card/ACH transaction fees charged by the vendor; no fees are involved with checks).

There are 3 ways to give:

  1. Give digitally online by CLICKING HERE. Be sure to choose “Disaster Relief” from the drop down menu: for example, “I’d like to give $100 to Disaster Relief”

  2. Text any amount to (336) 750-6555 using the key word florence: for example, $100 florence

  3. Mail checks payable to LOVE OUT LOUD with “disaster relief” or “florence” in the memo line:

Love Out Loud

P.O. Box 20912

Winston-Salem, NC 27120