Goldsboro area families still reeling financially from the effects of the pandemic can get some relief by simply pulling up to the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fairgrounds, 2801 US-117, Dudley, popping their trunks and letting volunteers from Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency (WAGES) and other community organizations do the rest.
On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers at The Big Pop UpTM will place household goods, personal items, and food supplies, among other products, in car trunks and on truck beds of up to 800 local families. The Big Pop Up, sponsored by the North Carolina Community Action Association and hosted by WAGES, is open to the public at no cost on a first come, first-served basis. The contactless drive-through distribution event requires participants to safely remain in their vehicles and drive through various stations to collect the supplies.
“Far too many families were struggling financially pre-pandemic,” said Patricia Beier, Chief Executive Officer, WAGES. “While COVID-19 restrictions have lifted and most businesses have reopened, many of the families we serve are still struggling to survive. This event is open to anyone in need of assistance. We want our local families to know that there are others who care about them and their situation.”
Event sponsors include Food Lion, Good360, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, Lakeshore, AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina, United Way of Wayne County, Mutual of America, Sasser Golf Carts, Inc., and Agents Who Care North Carolina, among others.
Organizations or individuals wishing to sponsor or donate items for distribution at the event, should contact Jennifer R. Dupuis, WAGES, at 919-734-1178.