She’s using her platform for a good cause! Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans has been keeping fans updated on her family’s safety ever since Hurricane Florence hit her home state of North Carolina last week, bringing with it devastatingly high flood waters. While Jenelle was lucky enough not to be directly affected by the storm, many of her neighbors are still dealing with the aftermath and she took to social media to spread awareness about how people can help with hurricane relief.

“The shelter in Boiling Springs needs milk, water, formula, diapers, wipes, kids juice, blankets, and possible board games for kids. Thanks!” the 26-year-old fans replied when a fan asked how they can help. 

Jenelle has been driving around with her family taking pictures of the devastation and she asked her followers for advice about other donation sites that she can visit in order to help more. “I need to find a good donation place. If people can reply below I would appreciate it!” she tweeted, then added, “GoodWill isn’t open yet, drove by it yesterday.  But I will try to see what roads are passable today. I want to help in person.”

The Teen Mom 2 star got some backlash though from fans and followers who claimed she didn’t take the right precautions for her family before the storm, and many felt some of her posts post-storm were insensitive. But she shared a message on Instagram, urging fans to put all of the hate aside in order to come together to help those in need. 

“This is the raw, real, truth. Let’s not point fingers about who should have done what with their families. Let’s come together and rebuild our state! #WakeUpCall #HurricaneFlorence#RainRainGoAway,” Jenelle wrote in her caption.

Thankfully though, Jenelle, her husband David Eason, and their blended family of five are safe and sound. “Roads are still collapsing left and right, dams are breaking across NC, doctors offices are closed,” Jenelle tweeted. “This is some really scary stuff to go through I’m so grateful to have my family home and safe.”

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