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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.
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.
Some go to great lengths in support of the New Hanover County Special Olympics for this year's tenth annual Polar Plunge.
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.