Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Acquisition

Pender County Planning and Community Development will host an Acquisition “Buy-out” Workshop for victims of Hurricane Florence. The meeting is set for Jan. 15, 6 – 8 p.m. in the Pender County Commissioner Chambers, 805 S. Walker St. in Burgaw.

To view the meeting, please watch the video below:


Any organization or local non-profit who wants to help should contact Olivia Dawson at 910-259-0311 or email odawson@pendercountync.gov

To help after the storm, please contact the following:

NC Gov. Cooper:
Donate to Florence Recovery
To donate online:
Fill out the webform located here.

Donate by Text:
Text Florence to 20222

Cash or Check:
North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
20312 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Atkinson Baptist ChurchAccepting donations:
200 E Church St, Atkinson, NC 28421
Pender Christian ServicesCash or Check:
210 West Fremont Street
PO Box 84
Burgaw, North Carolina 28425
American Red CrossCash or Check:
American Red Cross of Northeastern North Carolina
700-A Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Baptist Men of North CarolinaTo donate online:
Click here

To donate in-kind:
Click here

*If you want your donations to go to assisting Pender County specifically, be sure to designate this.

Red Cross Distribution Points

The following Red Cross distribution points are giving out cleaning supplies, (e.g. gloves, cleaners, shovels, and rakes).

Maple Hill VFD115 Old Maple Hill Rd., Maple Hill
American Legion16660 Hwy. 17, Hampstead
Penderlea VFD4005 NC Hwy 11, Penderlea
EMS Station14388 Hwy 210, Rocky Point

For assistance of food, toiletries, and cleaning products, visit:

Share the Table12395 Hwy. 50, Surf City
(call 910-616-8897 for hours)
Lighthouse Church98 South Trade Way, Rocky Point

Looking to volunteer?

Pender County
Click here

Or contact:
Olivia Dawson
Phone: 910-259-0311
Email: odawson@pendercountync.gov
Friendly Community
Baptist Church
Click here
Baptist Men of
North Carolina
Click here



Pender County Permitting is resuming regular inspection requests. Hurricane Florence related inspections will be a priority.

Hurricane Florence related inspections: 910-259-1524
Regular inspections: 910-270-5006


Debris Cleanup

Call DRC with debris questions at 1-888-721-4372

Storm debris should be divided into 6 categories according to FEMA specifications following Hurricane Florence. To see more in depth information about these divisions, click here.

Pender County Utilities opened the county’s solid waste collection centers Sept. 20 for HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE ONLY. Proof of residency or driver’s license will be required.

Debris from the storm and vegetative matter will not be accepted at the site. The county has hired a debris contractor for collection of those materials.

  • Burgaw Convenience Center, 3088 New Savannah Rd.
  • Shiloh Convenience Center, 19690 US 421
  • Atkinson Convenience Center, 5128 Point Caswell

The following sites opened on Sept. 19 and remain open daily 7am to 7pm (open and closing times may vary slightly):

  • Hampstead Convenience Center/Transfer Station, 250 Transfer Station Road
  • Surf City Convenience Center, 360 J.H. Batts Road
  • Rocky Point Convenience Center, 16232 NC Hwy 210

Further information on other sites will be made available as soon as possible.


Helpful Links and Information


Disaster Assistance
Website: DisasterAssistance.gov
Phone: 1-800-621-3362

Pender County Environmental Health

Well Testing Contact
Starting Monday, September 24, 2018
Phone: (910) 259-1233

FEMA Fact Sheets and News Releases

Please click on the name of the document to see a bigger, printable version.

Direct Housing Program Infographic

Small Business Administration Fact Sheets and News Releases

Please click on the name of the document to see a bigger, printable version.

Disaster Communications Digest

NC State Extension


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