Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue collecting donations for flood victims
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Firefighters, EMS and community members are working hard at Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and it’s all in the name of charity.
Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue are collecting donations for those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
The idea started with Chief Brandyn Smith whose family was a victim of flooding during Hurricane Floyd.
The response for donations has been overwhelming. Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue said they already filled up one trailer with 10,000 lbs. of supplies and it is headed to Columbus County and Bladen County.
“There are so many people that have come and given so much for this cause and the people keep coming, and that’s what we need to see,” Public Information Officer Rebecca Trammel said. “It’s times like these where people really come together and the people of Leland have really shown up strong.”
The fire station is no longer collecting items of clothing, but you can still donate baby supplies, non-perishable food, antiseptic cleaners, along with dog and cat food.
Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue plans to continue accepting donations until Monday. The fire station is located at 1004 Village Road in Leland.