Hurricane Florence Relief Fund


LM Restaurants presents a fundraiser

To benefit the Wrightsville Beach Town employees affected by Florence and say “thank you for your service during the storm” will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 4-8pm in the parking lot of Bluewater Grill on Wrightsville Beach.

Food will be provided by Bluewater Grill and local breweries will be on hand to sample their fall brews. Also, there will be live entertainment and great raffle items.

Admission is free but a suggested donation of $25 or more is appreciated and sponsorships are available (see form below). If you cannot attend, please consider donating to help those who helped our town by clicking on the Paypal button online or downloading and mailing the donation form below.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.


(Special thanks to the Southend Surf Shop for their WB NC Strong logo)



For More Information about this fundraiser contact
Lisa Weeks at 910.262.5998


John Golder, President
WB Volunteer Fire Department - 910.512.1201

The Wrightsville Beach Volunteer Fire Department
is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Tax id #58-2197981


Jim Smith, President
The Wrightsville Beach Foundation
is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Tax id #20-2346646

The story behind the storm

Wrightsville Beach had the unfortunate distinction of being the site of landfall for Hurricane Florence, which arrived around 7:15 a.m. Friday. The record breaking storm came in on the north end of the town and cut south, initially saving the town from the brunt of the wind, which the town did see on the back side of the storm.

The town staff worked long hours preparing the island for what was initially thought to be a Category 4 hurricane. During the storm, first responders checked on a handful of residents who decided to stay. When it was safe to get back on the island, the town staff held numerous press conferences and videoed homes street by street, posting them on Facebook to update homeowners. Before the gates opened to residents, Public Works crews had already done a significant amount of clean up, clearing major roads and making it as accessible as possible.

Many employees worked long hours before, during and after the storm, putting their personal needs aside. Below is a list of some of the damage they incurred:

     • One employee is displaced after their entire house flooded losing most of the contents.
     • Several employees sustained flood damage plus roof and siding damage.
     • Several employees had trees fall on their houses causing major damage.
     • One employee lost their HVAC unit.

The Wrightsville Beach Foundation and Wrightsville Beach Volunteer Fire Department (WBVFD) are teaming up to set up a Town of Wrightsville Beach Assistance Fund. 100% of the proceeds will go towards:

     • the current needs of the employees mentioned above
     • establishing a fund for future town employee emergency assistance.
     • first responder equipment/supplies and other needs of the town not included in the town budget

A committee will be established by the WBVFD to assess the needs listed above and allocate employee assistance in accordance the North Carolina Firefighters Relief Fund.