Please…no more clothes

Published 11:13 am Friday, April 22, 2011

According to Bertie County officials, the area has received donations from all around the community, the State of North Carolina and the country in the aftermath of the deadly tornados that tore through the county on April 16.

“The victims and county are very thankful for the overwhelming show of support,” stated Misty Deanes, Clerk to the Bertie County Board of Commissioners. “We have talked to each donation site and have assessed actual needs to make sure that sites don’t receive large amounts of things they don’t need and none of what they do.”

Deanes stated that the primary focus of Phase I of donations is to meet immediate needs of the victims. The sites have met or exceeded the needs in the following items and DO NOT NEED any further donations during this phase of disaster recovery:





The sites have not met the NEEDS of victims in the following items:

Trash Bags

Containers for Personal Effects (plastic totes or cardboard containers, etc.)




First Aid Supplies

Hand sanitizer


Baby Wipes

Baby Formula & Food

Feminine Hygiene Products

Pillows and Pillow Cases

Personal Hygiene items (razors, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, etc.)

Bug Spray

Paper Plates

Plastic Cups

Plastic Silverware

Pet Food

Paper Towels

Can drinks


“Thank you for being sensitive to the Phase 1 needs of the community,” Deanes said.

Donations are being accepted at Colerain Baptist Church, 202 North Main Street, Colerain, NC 27924 and Askewville Assembly of God, 105 Askewville Bryant Street, Askewville. Large donations should be forwarded to Colerain Baptist Church to be inventoried and distributed to all distribution locations.