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American Red Cross

Red Cross opens shelter at Burgaw Middle School

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The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Burgaw Middle School at 500 S. Wright St. in Burgaw. The shelter, which opened at 2 p.m., is pet friendly. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune holding hurricane preparedness town hall meeting

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Camp Lejeune officials are encouraging military members, civilian employees and families to attend a town hall meeting about being prepared for hurricane season. Full story...
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West Brunswick High turns into a shelter

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videoThe freezing rain started Tuesday afternoon in Brunswick County. Officials are encouraging everyone to say indoors but if you need to get out and find a warm place to stay, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office along with Social Services, and the Red Cross set up shop at West Brunswick High School. Full story...
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Cigarette blamed for apartment fire overnight

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says improperly discarded smoking material led to a fire that ripped through an apartment complex overnight that forced nearly 20 people from their homes. Full story...
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Red Cross delivers Christmas cheer to military

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video 'Tis the season for holiday cheer. American Red Cross volunteers here in the Port City spent their day delivering cookies and cards to military installations across our area. Full story...
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Giving Tuesday inspires community generosity

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video Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving. It was added to the cultural calendar last year as a less material follow to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Full story...
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Woman in Philippines describes aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan

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videoDays after Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed through the Philippines, many people are still without power, food and water are scarce and medical supplies are quickly running out. But with communications finally back up in some areas, we were able to Skype with one Filipino woman who works for a North Carolina company about the ordeal. Full story...
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Wilmington home destroyed by fire

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videoWilmington couple is homeless after a fire destroyed their house. Firefighters say the blaze started just before 11:30 a.m. at the Abbington Terrace home. Full story...
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Park Sterling Bank holding blood drive TODAY for Nat'l Preparedness Month

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videoTo mark National Preparedness Month, Park Sterling Bank is hosting a blood drive TODAY in cooperation with the American Red Cross. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. volunteer to help with flood response in Colorado

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video An American Red Cross volunteer from Brunswick County is heading to Colorado to help with the response for the massive flooding there. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family who lost home in fire could lose temporary shelter

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video A family whose home went up in flames on Friday says they could now be put out on the street because the organization that came to their aid can’t help any longer. Full story...
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House fire leaves family of 9 homeless

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videoA housefire off Sandy Bend Road in Rocky Point Friday evening left nine people homeless. Full story...
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Wilmington woman reaches 50 gallons of blood donation

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A regular trip to the Cape Fear Blood Donor Center Friday was not so regular when employees told Carole Bryant she's reached a lifetime donation of 50 gallons. It's a level few people in the entire country can top. Full story...
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Home damaged as tropical storm knocks down tree

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videoAs Andrea moves north, we are seeing some of the damage she left behind. Most of the damage has been minor, like tree branches scattered in yards and in the streets. But for some, the damage was much worse. Full story...
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Wilmington woman responds to Oklahoma disaster

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videoWWAY talked by phone to Wilmington resident and American Red Cross Communications Director for Eastern NC Autum Mihm about her experience in the tornado-torn town of Moore, OK. Full story...
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