Press Room

Locals who helped during recent hurricanes honored

More than 100 people gathered around City Hall on Monday night for a celebration of unity in which businesses and other organizations that helped those affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey were honored.

The informal, 30-minute event was hosted by Southern CC, Inc., a nonprofit that aims to provide affordable housing and care for veterans in the community.

Southern CC Inc. CEO Tony U. Brown said he was inspired by how multiple businesses came together to help those in need during the recent hurricanes.

“Everyone came together and the balls started rolling,” Brown said.

Brown said he wanted to encourage people to engage in more community service for people impacted by national disasters.

“Let’s come together as a community,” Brown said. “Today, we are going to try to start feeding 100 families and help those in Puerto Rico.”

Mayor Nat Robertson briefly spoke at the event.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of the residents of Fayetteville,” Robertson said. “The residents came to the city’s rescue during Hurricane Matthew and they are coming together now.”

The following organizations were honored: ABC11, All About Fitness, All Veteran Group, American Tattoo Society, AT&T, Balm In Gilead Family Counseling Ministries, Inc, Beta Chapter of Kappa Epsilon Psi, Military Sorority Inc., Brown’s Auto World, Bryan Honda, Defenders of Liberty, Doghouse Bar and Grill, Donnie Wheelers Transmissions, Dream Weavers Beauty studio, Frederick’s Hair Design, Golds Gym Bragg Boulevard, Golds Gym Hope Mills, Jacked Nutrition, Lewis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Louie’s Sports Pub, Mercedes-Benz, Omni Health & Fitness, Rent N Roll Skydive, Paraclete XP, The Coffee Cup, The L3 Brand, Triple Nickel, Tyson Commercial Real Estate, United States Veterans Corps., Wallstreet Barber Studio, and Walmart.

Monica Vendituoli