Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts in Robeson County

North Raleigh and Garner civitan club members

As a local business, Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® firmly believes that we should always pay it forward to our community whenever possible.

Earlier in October, Hurricane Matthew damaged homes and businesses in the Triangle area. But in communities south and east of Wake County, in particular Robeson County, the hurricane caused major devastation. Many homes, businesses, and roads flooded, and many homeowners in the Robeson County area are still in shelters weeks after the hurricane dissipated.

The following message is from Catherine Campbell, Area Director of the North Carolina District East Civitan club.

Thanks to Linda Craft & Team from Local Civitan Clubs

truck donated for charityThanks to Linda Craft & Team Realty, the Civitan clubs of Wake and Durham Counties were able to provide a big truck full of desperately needed food, personal care items and clothing to a shelter in Robeson County. This was the hardest hit area from Hurricane Matthew and hundreds of people are still in shelters. We were one of the first trucks to arrive to help these people. We made it known to all volunteers and donors that Linda Craft & Team donated the truck. Because of the horrible plight of our fellow North Carolinians, the truck was offered outside the normal charity practices of your realty company. You are to be commended.

donated goods for Hurricane Matthew reliefFive Civitan clubs in Wake County and three in Durham County quickly put together a plan to help our neighbors. As part of the plan, we sorted the donations into three categories: food, personal care and clothing. The personal care articles included diapers and depends, shampoo, soap and washcloths, towels, mosquito spray and a multitude of other items that are necessary to our lives. Included were a ton of sheets, blankets, pillows and pillow cases to be distributed to the most elderly, disabled and sickly people in the shelters. A few donors included cleaning supplies for the shelter itself.

Linda Craft & Team truck full of suppliesWe picked up the truck at your office at 9:30 Friday morning. The first stop was in North Ridge where items were collected from neighbors and the North Raleigh and Wake Forest Civitan Clubs. We then proceeded to the South Raleigh Clubhouse where both South Raleigh and Durham had their items ready to load. I thought the truck was full when we left this location. When we arrived in Garner, one smart member pointed out that we needed to ensure that the load didn’t shift and block the door from opening. Ropes were laced to hold the contents and the final 25 bags were loaded. Now the truck was unconditionally fully loaded!

people lining up for Hurricane Matthew reliefOur arrival in Robeson County was met by 25 members from 3 Civitan clubs in Robeson County. These people were overwhelmed with emotion to receive these gifts. Tears were definitely shed. The club members unloaded in just a matter of minutes and put the contents of the big truck into smaller trucks and took them off for distribution. They asked us for this method of giving out the supplies because when the first truck arrived Thursday there was a near riot. People were so desperate to receive these supplies that they were overreacting. We felt very lucky to have locals take care of distribution of the donations.

Once again, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being such good, caring citizens in our community. This project would not have gotten done without your help.

Catherine Campbell, Area Director
North Carolina District East Civitan

The Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® Difference

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Get Involved at Friday’s 6th Annual Sound Cartel Food Drive

cans of food at a food driveLinda Craft & Team, REALTORS® will again be supporting the 6th annual Food Drive held this Friday night, November 20th at Mosaic Wine Lounge on Jones Street in downtown Raleigh. Our team members will also be making donations and supporting this fantastic cause.

In addition to our team, it’s also being supported by GiGi’s Cupcakes in Brier Creek and 919 Magazine. The food collected and donations made will benefit Raleigh’s Food Bank and the Durham Rescue Mission.

If you’re out and about in Raleigh on Friday night, please stop by!

Support Your Raleigh Community with Sound Cartel

This event is organized by Sound Cartel, which is a house music group that was founded with social consciousness in mind. Marshall Jones and Nogui Aramburo (team member at Linda Craft & Team and also known as DJ Nugz on the side) have been involved in the dance music scene for more than 20 years combined.

Friends of many years, and driven by their passion for house music, they joined forces in 2009 to bring you quality music, quality DJs, and quality events. This is the sixth year in a row that they have organized this fantastic food drive.

Raleigh is a Caring Community

Sound Cartel’s annual food drive is certainly not the only opportunity to get involved in the Raleigh area. If you’re relocating to Raleigh, you’ll find countless ways that you can dedicate your time to serve your community, from volunteering at annual food drives and food banks to working with Habitat for Humanity and other local charities.

Our real estate experts are as invested in the community as you are, and can help your move to the area go smoothly by offering you an easy-to-use tool to search for your dream home and a whole library of home buying resources. Let us know how we can serve you as a future Raleigh resident — call us at 919-235-0007 or email linda@lindacraft.com; we would be happy to talk to you.