AVL Hurricane Dorian Relief

AVL Hurricane Dorian Response

The local grassroots community of Asheville is answering the call for decentralized relief efforts around the already devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian. 

The hurricane has decimated the Bahamas and is crawling up the east coast wreaking destruction in its wake. Millions of people have been given evacuation orders along the eastern seaboard. There is flooding in many locales between Savannah GA and Norfolk VA, including many migrant farm worker camps and the coastal Gullah communities.

Our community focuses on both local and broader regional support and emergency medical response.

We are working with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief as a decentralized mutual aid network to connect with those most adversely affected.


To get more involved locally here in Asheville, please join us for a broader community meeting.

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2346360348816432 

All funds raised will be spent on transportation and supplies that will be taken directly to folks in areas most affected by this storm. We are collecting medical/first aid supplies, food, water, baby supplies, basic necessities, toiletries, as well as mucking & decontamination supplies for clean up and rebuilding. See more detailed list below!

In Love and Solidarity,


For ongoing updates, follow us here and/or check out Appalachian Medic Solidarity.

AMS Instagram: @appalachianmedicalsolidarity

AMS FB: https://www.facebook.com/appmedsolid/ 


MADR Instagram: @mutualaiddisasterrelief

MADR Website: https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org 


Needs List:


(Send or drop off at Firestorm Books, Attn: DRASL, 610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806)




Baby needs: diapers of many sizes, formula soy & regular, diaper changing supplies, chest strap baby carriers, squeeze pack baby food, Pedialyte, small toys 


First Aid/longer term medical: latex-free gloves, sterile gauze, 4x4 pads, abdominal pads, tourniquets, closure strips, tweezers, splints, triangular bandages, pen flashlights, self adhesive bandages, saline irrigation syringes, emergen-c packets/oral rehydration salts, anti-fungal cream, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, expectorants/decongestants, herbal medicines, NSAIDs, antibiotics, tape, epipen/epinephrine, narcan, sunscreen, high sugar snack 


Toiletries/menstruation care: toilet paper, tooth brushes, floss, tooth paste, combs, pads/tampons, pregnancy tests, adult diapers, travel size soap, dry hair shampoo, hand sanitizer 


Food: non perishables, granola bars, energy bars, ready to heat meal packets, water, gatorade powder, fresh food for immediate sharing when possible 


Decontamination/contamination prevention: muck boots, elbow length gloves, wader boots, N95 face masks, safety glasses/goggles, water filtration, water jugs 


Energy: flashlights/headlamps, lanterns, solar lights, generators, solar power phone chargers, portable solar panels, batteries and other charge storage units, charger plugs & cord 


Communication: 2-way radios like FRS/GMRS units (Ex:   https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1313645-REG/motorola_t260_6_pack_motorola_t260_two_way_radio.html) or programmable like Baofaengs ( https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/baofeng-uv5r-walkie-talkie-handheld-128-3800-5-walkie-talkie-two-way-radio_p6580465.html?category_id=6510&prm=, lightly used smart phones  


Movement in flooded areas: life vests, 4 person inflatable rafts,  paddles, bilge pump, waterproof lights, dry bags 


Cleanup/hazard removal: contractor trash bags, bleach, Dawn dish detergent, scrub brushes, large sponges, muck buckets,flat shovels, hand saws, hammers, crowbars, flat bars, other handtools, come-a-longs, 1" rope pulleys, climb rated carabiners, 3/8" & 1/2" double braid utility rope, heavy duty gloves, chainsaws (gas), 2 stroke oil, bar oil, extra chains 


Vehicles: full gas jugs, motor oil, windshield wipers, bungee cords, tow straps, gas cards 


Warm things: hand and feet warmers, wool socks, wool blankets, space blankets, hats, gloves 


Rain gear: muck/rain boots, ponchos, rain jacket and pants (frogg toggs are cheap at Walmart), rice for drying phones 


Camp infrastructure/shelter improvisation: large and medium sized tarps, paracord, large stakes, gorilla tape, utility knives, 5 gal buckets, dish soap, sturdy totes, 5 lb propane tanks (green ones), LP camp stoves, LP lantern, cooler, camp chairs


  • McKel Cox 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Jaimie Pomeroy  
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Quillan J 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $45 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos


Cody Thra 
Asheville, NC
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