Shoe drive draws support from along East Coast


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It started as a shoe drive to help out some families who lost everythng from Hurricane Florence, but people came all the way from Virginia to pitch in and donate to victims. Wilmington residents organized a donation drive at Douglass Academy Saturday afternoon for victims of Florence.

Dozens of people lined up at the door to pick up shoes, clothing, toys, school supplies and other items. Denise Clymer organized the event and she says she got an overwhelming amount of support from friends all along the East Coast.

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“I honestly thought when I started, I thought I would be lucky if I got maybe a couple boxes of supplies. I didn’t even expect to fill the back of my truck up. And it’s a Tundra so it’s pretty big. I filled the entire back of it up, and after I did that I was like ‘Hey guys, help me out. Let’s fill a second truck,'” said Clymer.

Clymer has gotten support from local hockey team, the Wilmington Icehawks, the Cajun Navy and the group “Got Sole”, who helps gives shoes to children in need.