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LOST MEMORIES — Amid the extensive damage in Canton, emergency workers found personal items, such as this waterlogged photo album.

Before the flood waters had even receded, an outpouring of support had emerged across Haywood County to help victims who lost their homes and possessions.

Below is a list of businesses, churches and nonprofits that are offering assistance — as well as organizations seeking donations and volunteers.

Please help The Mountaineer keep this list updated and current!

If you know of a business or organization that should be on this list, email or message The Mountaineer on Facebook.

Haywood County Schools Foundation T-Shirt Fundraiser: The profits from this fundraiser will go to the families of students who attend Haywood County schools who have lost their homes due to the Tropical Storm Fred flooding. Once the profits are collected, they will be working with the social workers of Haywood County schools to help distribute these funds.-

Helping Haywood: Organizing volunteer work groups to help with clean-up, repairs and donation distribution. Items being collected 8a-8p at Industrial Park in Waynesville near the High Tech Center: 289 Industrial Drive, Waynesville.

Go to to sign up to help, or for monetary donations. Or contact or call 828-734-4145.

The Buttered Biscuit: Drop off any clothes or hygiene products and the folks at The Butter Biscuit will help distribute them those effected by the floods. Praying for all those struggling right now. #haywoodstrong

First United Methodist Church - Youth Center: Clothing Available - Sorted free clothing by size is available for individuals, families, children, and infants effected by the flood from 2-5 pm this Saturday, August 21. Located 566 S Haywood St, Waynesville.

Robin Blu: Accepting donations at the Hazelwood shop during regular business hours with a designated donation box. Items included, but not limited to: clothing, shoes, new socks and undergarments, linens, cleaning supplies, nonperishable items, bottled water, diapers and wipes, baby food, paper towels, paper plates and cups, toilet paper, toiletries, dehumidifiers.

Toby’s Moving Haul: Help provide meals, transportation to medical appointments and other needs.

Crestview Baptist Church: Accepting donations of cleaning supplies, non perishable foods, and grocery gift cards to be dispersed to those in need.

First Baptist Church in Canton: Church has opened its doors as a shelter for anyone in need. 74 Academy St., Canton.

New Covenant Church: Looking for volunteers who want to help with flood clean-up or distributing supplies to flood victims. A community sign-up sheet has been created to help organize work groups. Pick the area you want to help with and join a work group by signing up on the list here.

Haywood County Health and Human Services: Donations accepted, including store bought water, paper products (plates, utensils, napkins, etc), cleaning supplies, toilet paper, gift cards to grocery stores and Walmart, tote bags, luggages, bags. Located beside Tractor Supply.

Pisgah High School student council: Collecting food and clothing at Pisgah High, located on Black Bear Drive, Canton. 828-646-3440.

360 Cellphone Repair and 360 Nutrition: Accpeting donations at the Canton store, including bottled water, individually packaged snacks, food products, cleaning supplies, clothes, hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, body wash, shampoo, etc.,) school supplies, new pillows. Basically whatever you can think of that our neighbors can use as we help each other recover. 153 Main Street, Canton or 828-246-5250.

Foggy Mountain Mobile Vet Services Holly Parkins DVM: Offering animal rescues and animal assessments  on a volunteer basis to get animals stabilized. 828-593-9595

Faith Community Church: Collecting donations of clothing, non-perishable food, water, and other items focused on aiding those who have been severely impacted or displaced by the floods. The church is also recruiting volunteers and care team members to aid in distribution of items and conduct small recovery construction projects. 828-734-4145.

Soul Sisters Depot: Clyde shop is serving as a drop off location for clothing items. The business is asking everyone to go through their closets and kid's closets to help those in need. Located at 88 Main St, Clyde.

Pinnacle Church: Collecting donations of water, non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies. Also organizing volunteer groups to help with clean up, providing meals, and donations. Click here to sign up and learn more. Located 101 Fiberville St, Canton 28716.

The Modern Deer: Collecting donations of clothes, and toiletries in store. Two containers set up by the front door where donations are accepted of any needed items. The owner will drop the items off nightly where coordinated by Haywood Emergency Services. If anyone needs help, drive up and they can unload the donations. Just be sure to call The Modern Deer once arrived. Located 225 Wall St, Waynesville 28786. 828-246-0336 Anytime during business hours, 10:30a-5:30p on Thursday, 10a-6p on Friday.

Hog Holler Farm: Folks can drop off clothes, food & other items at the farm to be distributed.Leave donation items at the farm gate or text 352.615.2590 Located 176 Scenic View Rd, Maggie Valley

Haywood Baptist Association: Collecting donations to distribute to those in need. Located 228 Edwards Rd, Clyde.

Bethel Baptist Church: Accepting Adult diapers, Gatorade, Hydrogen peroxide, Rubbing alcohol, Triple antibiotic ointment, Anti itch cream, Bandages, Bath Soap, Shampoo, Bug repellent, Pepto, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Contractor trash bags, Baby wipes, Female products (badly), Coolers with ice you’re willing to part with, Unused socks and towels, Plastic tubs with lids. They’re good on food, toothpaste and tooth brushes, water, and clothes for now. Drop off 10-6 Soul Sisters Depot (88 Main St, Clyde) or Bethel Baptist is open from 8am til 9pm daily. Located 5868 Pigeon Rd, Canton.

Shining Rock Classical Academy: SRCA will be utilizing their facility as a collection and distribution point for essential supplies. Drop off needed supplies at either of the gym entrances (follow the morning carline process). The drop off areas will be occupied beginning at 7:30a on Thursday until 5:30 pm. If in need of supplies, come by the school between 7:30 and 5:30 on Thursday or Friday as well as from 8 - Noon on Saturday. Supplies in the highest demand include: Bottled water, Personal Hygiene Supplies (Toothbrushes, paste, soap, etc.), Cleaning Supplies, Bleach, Non-perishable food items. Volunteers are also welcome to accept and distribute donations. For those without water, our facility is available as a filling station. Please bring your own containers. Located 1023 Dellwood Rd, Waynesville.

Anna’s Kiddie Korner: Have numerous donations of water, food, diapers, formula, cleaning supplies and more. Located 7945 Carolina Blvd, Clyde. 
WNC Regional Livestock Center: Offering shelter for displaced or endangered livestock. Located 474 Stock Dr, Canton.
Jukebox Junction: Thursday, August 19 at noon: distribution of gathered resources and connection to services. Located 6306 Pigeon Rd, Canton.
Feeding the Multitude & HOP: Offering food. Located 50 Azalea Dr. Canton.
Mountain Projects: Has emergency Section 8 vouchers for those who have lost their homes. Call 828-452-1447.
Whitney’s Lashes & Beauty Bar: Distributing donations of food, supplies, and clothes. Located 850 N. Main St Waynesville. Reach out by clicking here.
Our Place Inn: The outdoor pantry currently has bottled water, toilet paper, toothbrushes, kids’ toys, school supplies, baby food, and a random assortment of summer and office work clothes. Located 4077 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley.
Rusty and Drifa’s Hauling and Moving: Flood clean-up, moving, labor, junk removal, residential/commercial property clean-out.
Darnell Farms: A hub for delivering supplies to the families of Haywood County affected by the floods. Drop off items at the produce stand - 2300 Governors Island Road, Bryson City, NC 28713 - anything brought will help, and here are few items that will help, tremendously: Cleaning supplies, Non-perishable foods, Towels, Hygiene Items, Laundry Soap, Trash Bags, Drinks, Waters, Furniture, Bug Spray, Cash Donations, No clothing, right now, please. They will bringing items, Thursday, Aug 19 to the Jukebox Junction.
Haywood Christian Ministry: A resource for food, clothing, household items. Located 150 Branner Avenue, Waynesville.
74 Mane Salon: Allowing their clients to drop off donations. If someone needs assistance, call Kristen Rogers, owner of 74 Mane Salone, at (828) 565-0765 and she will be able to provide information. Located 74 Main Street, Clyde.
WNCC Mission Engagement and the Committee on Relief: Accepting donations to be designated specifically towards Tropical Storm Fred relief efforts in Western NC. Click here to donate.

Savage Pathways: A resource for youth and families affected in this tragedy - transporting donations and other needs, also wellness checks. Please email Summer Ward at

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