“This Raleigh group is collecting supplies and money for New Bern. Here’s how to help.” - News & observer 9/16/2018
Garrett Perdue watched from the Triangle as the streets in his childhood home of New Bern filled with water.
He’s been glued to his television and cell phone, watching scenes from the eastern North Carolina town. He and his wife both have family there and have waited anxiously for his brother-in-law’s family to be rescued from a neighbor’s home as the waters from now-Tropical Storm Florence continued to rise.
Now Perdue, along with Zack Medford, Alex Lassiter and Andrew Payne, have joined together to form the Carolina Cavalry to collect supplies and help the people of New Bern and other hurricane-stricken communities.
“We have a lot of people locally who were extremely interested in how they could be helpful,” Perdue said. “We have lots of organizations who are poised to do relief work, but we saw an opportunity to focus on New Bern, specifically. And hopefully we can have a high impact with a single town, and if we are successful there we’d like to help other communities on the East Coast.”