After more than 50 years of operating The Glen in Wilmington, North Carolina, the difficult decision to close the community has been reached. The Glen suffered tremendous damage from Hurricane Florence and combined with the subsequent extended duration of power outages and warm, humid weather, the community is no longer inhabitable. After weighing all options, we believe this was the right decision for the health, safety and well-being of our residents.
Phillips Management Group continues to work with our network of community partners, who have worked tirelessly since Hurricane Florence to make every effort to meet the needs of impacted residents.
At this time, we would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to the individuals and organizations who have played a vital part in response to resident needs:
-FEMA has representatives onsite to provide quick assistance and help residents register for benefits. We are especially grateful to Rick Farrington and Bert Gilkey for their tremendous support.
-Phillips Management Group has been working to quickly refund rent paid since September 15 as well as all security deposits. We are also working with residents to help them find available housing as well as arranging for transportation, if needed.
-With the help of the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, we have been able to provide daily lunch and dinner to all residents. Operation BBQ, El Cerro Mexican Restaurant and Firehouse Subs have also donated meals to our residents.
-Phillips Management Group has provided breakfast daily, including fresh produce, healthy snacks, bottled water, coffee and juice, all of which are available in the office for residents, first responders and volunteers.
-The Red Cross has delivered pallets of water and care packages to our residents, and provided translation services for those in need.
-The Salvation Army has provided vouchers for our residents to obtain free clothing and household items along with 2000 boxes of Lunchables that the property team distributed to residents. They have also had representatives on site to pray with our residents and to offer support.
-The Cape Fear Volunteer Center, our staff and the staff of some of our vendor partners, including BluSky Restoration and Peak Carpet Cleaning, have been helping our residents to find available housing, pack belongings, and move quickly yet safely. The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with moving needs.
-Our staff has helped to distribute donations of water, toiletries, towels, pillows, air mattresses, toys, clothing, medical supplies and non-perishable food items donated by a number of organizations and businesses including Calvary Assembly of God of Hampton, Virginia; Convoy of Hope at Port City Community Church; College Acres Baptist Church; United Cajun Navy; Hatching Hope and Racine Dental.
We are thankful to have been a part of the Wilmington community for many years. Please visit our website regularly as we will continue to post updates as we move forward. Current residents may still contact The Glen at 910-791-7044 for emergencies, or in person at 4641 Fillmore Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403