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Samaritan's Corner - A Family In Need

Family In Need

As many of you may be aware of, a family in Shawboro lost everything the evening of Wednesday, March 1, 2017 during a thunderstorm. It is believed at this time that the devastating fire was caused by a lightning strikeSamaritians Corner.  Thankfully no injuries occurred, unfortunately the family of 5 lost everything.  

For additional information or to donate call  252-435-3240

The family would like to thank the community for all the generous and thoughtful response. Please note that, due to the volume of calls the phone number has changed.

Drop-Off Location:

Shawboro Elementary
will accept small physical donations like:
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Dog Food
  • Towels & wash cloths
  • Gift Cards -- Please note that the school is only allowed to accept GIFT CARD donations as actual monetary donations creates a liability in which the school can not take responsibility for
  • etc. 

Monetary Donations:

Please contact 252-435-3240. There is a meal train website as well as a go fund me page has been created.

As in the past Samaritan's Corner is activated to help assist and provide a central location to list the necessary items needed to help this family get reestablished.

We will post additional information as it become available.
  • Adult Female: 
    Shirt:  Medium
    Pant:  Medium 8 - 10

  • Adult Male:
    Shirt:  Extra Large

  • Teenage Daughter
    Age:   13 years old
    Shoe: 10
    Shirt:  Medium
    Pant:  5 Extra Long
    6 Foot Tall

  • Teenage Son:
    Age:   16 years old
    Shoe: 15
    Shirt:  Extra Large
    6 Foot 10 Inches Tall
  •  Teenage Daughter:
    Age: 18 years old (away at College) 
  • 4 Dogs

What "Samaritan's Corner" Is

Currituck County is fortunate that we have a low volume of structures lost due to fires or man-made or weather related events. When such an event occurs, it is devastating for both the family and the community. In the past, members of the family or community affected have inquired about resources and assistance needed for those impacted.

Currituck County recognizes that in previous situations, there had not been a single focused point to gather specific information, provide contacts, references and available resources for the victims and general public.  

Samaritan's Corner has been established to assist and provide this information. In the unfortunate event that a family or community becomes a victim to loss of home and/or personal items the information listed here is designed to help get them reestablished.

The local fire departments or other first responder/public safety agencies (Emergency Management, EMS, Law Enforcement) will work together to obtain information relative to each specific incident(s) and provide information such as; number and ages of people affected, sizes of clothing, and /or specific needs.  

The loss of a home due to fire, man-made or weather related disaster is devastating to any family, because it means displacement and loss of personal items. Depending on the extent of the damage, families must rebuild their lives from almost nothing. Although charitable organizations can help out families who are victims of disaster, you can assist a displaced family as a neighbor and a friend by making sure you and other contributors are providing truly helpful items that the family needs after the loss of a home. 

We encourage that any donations or assistance being offered be made directly to the contact number provided for that incident. Our county’s first response personnel cannot be responsible for the coordination, receipt or handling of donations.