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All The Ways Thrive Market Members Helped Give Back After Hurricane Florence

October 12th, 2018

With Hurricane Michael barreling towards the Florida panhandle, we’re already mobilizing for the relief efforts. Through the month of October, we’ll be accepting donations at checkout that will directly impact families in need.

When Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina last month, it dumped an estimated eight trillion gallons of rain on the state. With families displaced and neighborhoods submerged, we wanted to make an impact of our own. Thrive Market quickly mobilized to collect member donations at checkout, and the results were amazing—all thanks to our compassionate Thrive Market members!

How We Helped

We know how generous our members are from past disaster relief donations, and this time was no exception. We raised $30,000 from members who donated their savings at checkout through our Thrive Gives campaign. In partnership with our friends at Feeding America, we sent a truck filled with healthy food, hygiene products, and supplies to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. We also had some extra help from one of our brand partners, Seed Phytonutrients, who added 2,000 bottles of natural shampoo and conditioner to the donation.

Feeding America estimates that our 14,750 pound food donation will help provide 12,300 meals. We’re so grateful to our members, and couldn’t have done this without you.

Hurricane Florence

Ways You Can Continue Supporting North Carolina

Interested in paying it forward and helping with relief and rebuilding efforts? Here are some local organizations to check out. As always, consult Charity Navigator to read up on the organizations before you donate. And if you’d like to volunteer, here’s a good place to start.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

In addition to monetary donations, Second Harvest is also requesting items like cereal bars, tuna, fruit cups, and peanut butter.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

Donations made to this food bank will help provide emergency and increased assistance to partner agencies throughout the state. You can also send shampoo, soap, diapers, and canned soups.

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The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund

This agency helps address unmet needs in the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Florence.

One SC Fund

This fundraising effort is an initiative of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, and helps South Carolinians rebuild their lives. Since November 2015, One SC has distributed more than $3.4 million to local nonprofits to support recovery projects across the state.

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This article is related to: Food Charities, Hunger Charities, Thrive Gives

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