Blog :: 09-2018

Press Release: Cottonwood Properties in Black Mountain is collecting Hurricane Relief supplies for North Carolina Coast

Press Release

Cottonwood Properties in Black Mountain is collecting Hurricane Relief supplies for North Carolina Coast

Cottonwood Properties is accepting donations through Sunday to fill their moving truck before driving to Wilmington Monday morning

September 19, 2018—Cottonwood Properties, located in Black Mountain at 100 W. State Street across from the Town Square, has been collecting hurricane relief supplies since news of the storm hit. Many area businesses have already joined Cottonwood’s efforts, including the wonderful folks at Jim Cook Chevrolet who are filling up a pickup truck in their car lot right now to add to our cause at 1075 North Main Street Marion, NC 28752.

Other local supporters so far include:

  • Ingles Corporation

  • John Haynes, Retreat Realty

  • Emily Bartlett and Tim Johnson, Keller Williams

  • Mark Morris, Black Mountain

  • Chuck Pittman, Allstate Insurance

  • Polly Leadbetter, Lake James Realty

  • Old Fort Elementary School

  • Cindi Davis

Cottonwood Properties owner, Eddie Colley, hopes that they’re able to fill their Company’s Client Courtesy moving truck to the brim with hurricane relief supplies. Most helpful items people can donate include:

  • Water

  • Batteries

  • Non-perishables

  • Blankets

  • Flashlights

  • Any cleaning supplies including brooms, dustpans, masks, bleach, household cleaners,

  • canned goods, coffee, tea, cleaning supplies,

  • Visa gift cards

  • Personal hygiene items

  • Solar Chargers

  • Solar lights

  • Diapers/wipes/formula

For those located in Asheville, Alex King Yarmo is collecting supplies to add to the truck at the downtown Keller Williams office located at 86 Asheland Avenue.  

“We’ve got a long way to go to fill this big truck, so please drop off your supplies now through Sunday,” Mr. Colley says. “We’ll be heading out early Monday morning to drive everything we collect out to Wilmington.” Folks that want to drop off supplies over the weekend are encouraged to send a Facebook message to the Cottonwood Properties’ page at or contact Eddie Colley directly through private message at

About Cottonwood Properties

Our team at Cottonwood Properties is dedicated to offering the best customer service possible, with high standards and a culture of caring. When you're looking for a Real Estate firm to help you navigate through the process of buying or selling, you need to choose a company that is experienced, local, and has a proven track record. Cottonwood Properties is a full service Real Estate firm focusing on sales and short- and long-term rentals in Asheville, Black Mountain, Montreat, and surrounding areas. We take pride in our knowledge of the Western North Carolina (WNC) region. Whether you’re looking to purchase a condo in downtown Asheville, or rent a vacation cabin getaway in the mountains, we’re here to help.

For more information, call Cottonwood Properties at (828) 419-9128, visit their website at or connect with Cottonwood Properties on Facebook or Instagram.

Help Us Help Our Coast!

Client Courtesy Vehicle

Some of you may already know about our moving truck or seen it around town (with our smiling faces on it!), which we allow any past or current customers to use free of charge. It's just one way we try to give back to our wonderful clients and community! But now, we are going to put our moving truck to work helping our fellow North Carolinians on the coast after Hurricane Florence passes through. Current predictions show the monster storm hitting our coast late Thursday or Friday.

Here's a list of North Carolina counties under mandatory evacuation, according to NC Emergency Management:

  • Dare County – mandatory evacuation for entire county effective 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 11
  • Hyde County – mandatory evacuation for residents to Ocracoke effective Tuesday, Sept 11
  • New Hanover County – mandatory evacuation for UNC-Wilmington
  • Onslow County – mandatory evacuation of Topsail Beach effective Tuesday, Sept 11
  • Pamlico County
  • Tyrell County
  • Currituck County – mandatory evacuation for Currituck Outer Banks (Corolla and Carova) effective 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 11

And here is a list of North Carolina beaches under mandatory evacuation:

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Indian Beach
  • Emerald Isle
  • Pine Knoll Shores
  • Ocracoke
  • Carolina
  • Kure
  • Wrightsville Beach
  • Topsail
  • Currituck Beach
  • Outer Banks (visitors)
  • Oak Island (visitors)
  • Holden Beach (visitors)

Supplies are already depleted in the area, and of course supplies will be even thinner after the storm. So, we are turning our Black Mountain office at 100 W. State Street into a supply drop-off center until Tuesday, September 18 at 5pm. Please HELP US HELP OUR COAST and FILL OUR TRUCK with water bottles, first aid kits, canned goods, batteries, sanitation/personal hygiene supplies, etc. Here's a list of other suggested supplies:

Let's pull together as a community and help our coast heal after the storm. No donation is too small. THANK YOU, and please spread the word to your family and friends in Western North Carolina. See you at the office!