The holidays are a time when many people think about giving back and spreading goodwill. Organizations like the Salvation Army get huge amounts of donations just after Christmas each year, but Cape Fear Region Commanding Officer Maj. Richard Watts says it's important to remember there is need all year round.
You might not expect to see kids ringing the red kettle bell for the Salvation Army, but this is the fourth year that Harrison Yourkiewicz and his grandmother Marsha Yourkiewicz have done that at the AC Moore on South College Road Wilmington.
A job at sea isn't easy, especially during the holidays.
So, two non-profits are bringing joy to seamen this December.
The International Seamen Center and The Propeller Club are giving gifts to 30 ships expected to dock at the state port.
The Street Turkeys of Wilmington have been at The Landing in Wrightsville Beach all day collecting food for the food banks that serve central and eastern North Carolina.
Event coordinator Jai Isear says the rain did not stop the donations from coming in.
He says the food from this donation serves four counties and they serve about 67,000 people that don't know where their next meal comes from.
An organization collected buses-full of school supplies for those who cannot afford them. Volunteers for the “Stuff the Bus” campaign were working diligently just inside of the Wal-Mart at Monkey Junction today giving out wish lists of supplies needed to shoppers, in hopes they would return with donations.