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Tuesday, September 25, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Humbled by the Grace of The Hurricane-Affected

Contributed by Kirk Pugh

So for several days I have happily given time to providing sustenance (meals) for the scores of volunteers from around the country who have traveled at their own expense to help our community.

I took pride and pleasure in providing a meal for our guests that came to our home.

I gently bragged about the culture of our company and the good that we do through KW Cares and our local agent efforts.

Today I led a crew of 11 and we spent 55 man-hours throwing a young family’s entire lives into a big trash heap on the side of the road... everything they owned in the world.

They lost livestock, automobiles, and EVERYTHING that they owned.

When I drove into my gated neighborhood and drove down my manicured street after my 13-hour day - I recall being “miffed” that the waste management crowd had “still” not picked-up the trash.

This young family is only one story among 1000s in our community that have lost most phy ...

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Monday, September 24, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Hurricane Florence: Amidst Downed Trees and Flood Waters, Self-Care Is Critical Too

Amidst downed trees, leaking ceilings, and flood damage, it is important to remember that self-care is critically important, too. 

After a week of Hurricane Florence clean-up, and four intense days of KW Cares disaster recovery volunteer work, we are finding ourselves reminding each other to take a break and take care of ourselves. It's okay to have a quiet, "selfish" moment, and focus on your own well-being. It's the put-your-own-oxygen-mask-on-first strategy for dealing with trauma.


Staying Balanced as You Assess Your Living Situation
This is the week that the reality of our living situations is hitting many people full force. In our neighborhoods, we are finding out about Hurricane Florence's real destruction. Surprise: many homes that look fine from the outside are destroyed on the interior. Each one is a new, sad, realization.

For those of us with minimal property damage, there is a clear path to getting back to normal. Fallen trees can be removed and new trees pl ...

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Thursday, September 20, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

KW Cares Poised to Assist Thousands of Keller Williams Realty Associates with Hurricane Florence Relief

What: KW Cares Hurricane Florence Relief 
Who: KW associates + immediate families
When: Friday, September 21, 8 a.m.        
Where: 306 Old Dairy Road, Wilmington


The Keller Williams Realty Hurricane Florence relief initiative, KW Cares, will begin distributing supplies, equipment, emergency stipends, and volunteer support to Cape Fear Keller Williams associates when the KW Cares command center opens on Friday, September 21, at 8 a.m. 

The KW Cares command center is located at 306 Old Dairy Road in Wilmington North Carolina. KW Cares coordinators are working with storm-affected families to ensure that support addresses needs. Volunteers off-loaded four semi-truck trailers of massive pallets of hurricane supplies on Thursday, filling long aisles in the warehouse donated for the effort by George Taylor, Chairman of TRU Colors Brewing, and Untappd, Inc. Volunteers will remain in the Cape Fear area to assist with clean up, repair, a ...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence: Connecting Community

Hurricane Florence has very slowly made her way out of the Cape Fear region, but the storm's effects and subsequent flooding will be felt for weeks and months. We continue to hope for everyone’s safety and the best outcomes possible.

Wilmington and the surrounding beach towns, from Southport to Carolina Beach and Topsail, have begun the process of assessing damage, cleaning up, and restoring our beautiful neighborhoods. Electricity and internet are coming back to life, block-by-block. The logistics of access to basics like gas and food are falling into place.

The sense of community here is strong, as we have seen in the hundreds of social media messages promising #WilmingtonStrong #CapeFearStrong and #HurricaneFlorenceRecovery.

The entire team at KBT Realty Group is here to help.

We are putting our community connections to work getting information, assistance, and resource referrals to everyone who needs them. We are busy at the “KBT command center” - ...

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