How greater Jacksonville area is helping Florence evacuees

Florida, national businesses offering free services, discounts

By Colette DuChanois - Web producer
Associated Press

Paula Baker prepares to evacuate her home in North Carolina, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Many organizations in the greater Jacksonville area are offering their help to Florence evacuees.

If you or your friends, family members or loved ones headed south to escape the storm, there are several organizations and groups in Florida and Georgia offering free and discounted services: To learn more, click on the link.

Wild Adventures Theme Park in South Georgia will be offering free admission on Saturday and Sunday to people displaced by Florence with proof of residency or a valid ID from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia counties under evacuation orders. Visit for more information.

The owner of Singleton’s Seafood Shack in Mayport said evacuees will get a 10 percent discount on their meals this weekend. All they have to do is show a driver’s license that proves they're from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia or areas in Georgia that are also in the path of the storm.

Click here for a full list of discounts for evacuees in Jacksonville.

National companies offering help to evacuees

National companies are also stepping in to help Florence evacuees.

Below is a list of those companies and the services they are offering. To find out more information, click on the link.  

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