Items to Take to a Shelter
Ensure that you have all supplies you will need to last for at least 72 hours.
- Food & Water – Bring snacks, bottled water, and non-perishable food.
- Medications – Bring prescriptions, glasses and contacts and durable medical equipment.
- Clothing – Bring a complete change of clothes and footwear.
- Bedding – This including blankets and sleeping bags.
- Hygiene Items – Bring sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, and sanitary items.
- Important Papers – This includes ID, proof of residency and insurance papers.
- Cash – Cash or traveler’s checks.
- Entertainment Items – This includes puzzles, toys for children and reading material.
- Miscellaneous – Battery-powered radio, first-aid kit, flashlight, cash
Additional Emergency Supplies
Since Spring of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended people include additional items in their kits to help prevent the spread of coronavirus or other viruses and the flu.
- Masks (for everyone ages 2 and above), soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces.
- Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids, or laxatives.
- Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream.
- Pet food and extra water for your pet.
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items.
Pet Friendly Shelter Information
Pet owners going to a pet friendly shelter should bring pet food, medication, crates, collars, leashes, and rabies vaccination records. Animal Control staff will be on-site, but owners will be expected to provide daily care for their animals during their stay at the shelter.
The following pet friendly shelters may be available based on impact:
- Pine Forest Senior High School
525 Andrews Road, Fayetteville
- Southview Senior High School
4640 Elk Road, Hope Mills