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Columbus County Hurricane Expo Saturday

Columbus County Disaster Response (CCDR), a local tax-exempt organization that focuses on disaster preparation and recovery will host a 2018 Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Columbus County Fairgrounds, 886 Prison Camp Road, in Whiteville.

“The free Hurricane Expo is a great place for everyone in our county to learn more about disaster preparation and recovery,” said Kip Godwin, president of Columbus County Disaster Response, the county’s Hurricane Matthew long-term recovery group (LTRG).  “A number of agencies and organizations will be on hand to share their valuable resources and expertise,” he added.

These agencies include American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Baptist Men, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Services, Community CPR, National Alliance for Mental Illness, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Columbus County Emergency Services, Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, and others.

Other organizations and local businesses that would like to participate in or help sponsor the expo, which CCDR hopes will become an annual event, are encouraged to contact Godwin at 840-6743 or email

More information about the Hurricane Expo as well as general disaster preparation and recovery resources are available at the groups new website,


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