The critically needed goods on those buses and on two others and a van that traveled to Newport on Tuesday were from the Triangle residents who contributed to GoTriangle’s Hurricane Relief Bus drive Thursday.
At this year’s Art of Cool Festival, only musicians will be blowing horns if enough festivalgoers use three GoDurham and GoTriangle park-and-ride lots to avoid having to drive and park in downtown Durham during the two-day concert extravaganza.
“Just the supplies on the five buses represent about 60,000 pounds of precious cargo that we’ll be sending to two of the most devastated areas of our state,” says Jeff Mann, GoTriangle CEO and president. “I couldn’t be more proud of how our community came together for this event."
The fortunate North Carolina residents who don’t need the canned food and other supplies they stockpiled before Hurricane Florence now have a chance to help by donating those items and more to the Here to Help Hurricane Relief effort.
With Hurricane Florence forecast to hit the United States on or near the North Carolina coast this week, GoTriangle and GoDurham managers are closely monitoring the storm and implementing plans that will keep customers fully informed if weather conditions warrant any service changes.