Carolina Hurricanes

Hurricanes, Capital Automotive host Hurricane Harvey relief drive

The Carolina Hurricanes and team sponsor Capital Automotive Group with the Carolinas Collision Center will host a Hurricane Harvey relief drive at PNC Arena beginning Wednesday, Aug. 30.

At the conclusion of the drive, employees from Capital Ford in Raleigh will deliver the items to organizations that are assisting those affected by the storm in Texas.

Donations will be accepted at the PNC Arena VIP Entrance from Wednesday, Aug. 30 to Friday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 2, donations will be accepted from the general public between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Guests attending the Ed Sheeran concert that evening are encouraged to bring donations to the show.

To aid with the relief drive, Hurricanes president Don Waddell will help receive donations at PNC Arena from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday, followed by xxecutive vice president and general manager Ron Francis from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, Hurricanes goaltender Scott Darling will assist with the relief drive from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Donations will also be accepted at any Capital Automotive Group location in the Triangle.

Fans are encouraged to help with the relief efforts by donating: Gift cards to national big box stores (Walmart, Target, etc.); cases of bottled water and sports drinks; baby items, including diapers, wipes, etc.; non-perishable dry goods and canned goods; bleach, Lysol, Clorox wipes, etc.; soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, feminine products, deodorant; paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, etc.; pet supplies, including dog and cat food; new pillows, sheets and towels; and plastic storage bins. No used clothing will be accepted.