Tens of thousands of people enjoy the Azalea Festival's concerts, fairs and special events each year and organizers need your help to make it happen this year. The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is partnering with Azalea Festival organizers in an effort to find the hundreds of the volunteers they need.
Fifty-one percent of the students in New Hanover County are eligible for free or reduced lunch. That means, school might be the only place they get a good meal, but now school is out for the summer.
More than 100 volunteers spent their Christmas Eve morning at the Global River Church Administration Building disturbing and delivering home cooked meals to the needy.
"Share whatever you have, how ever small it is, or large. Share it,” said Joyce Hedgepeth.
Poke your head into the classrooms at Ogden Elementary School on any given day, and you’ll find them crawling with volunteers. But they don’t undergo a formal background check – something district officials in New Hanover County Schools want to change.
The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross held a volunteer recruitment Sunday afternoon. Leaders say the role the community plays in times of disaster is huge, both in preparedness and recovery.
Congressman Mike McIntyre announced Wednesday that the Surf City Volunteer Fire Department has received $310,032 in federal funds for operations and safety improvements.
New Hanover County has many new opportunities for volunteer citizens who want to become more involved with issues that affect the future of the county.
Thankfully it looks like Hurricane Isaac has spared our part of the country, and local volunteers say they are ready to head down to the Gulf Coast if needed.
Potentially record-setting heat in Wilmington today was not enough to keep some volunteers from their work. Group Workcamps volunteers from across the country have been working all week repairing homes for the needy.
The Wilmington Special Olympics is welcoming more athletes, but they're in need of more sponsors too.