Flag of viral hurricane Florence video up for auction
All proceeds going to Florence’s relief.
The Frying pan Tower American Flag that millions of people saw being shredded by Hurricane Florence as it approached North Carolina will now be auctioned to raise money for the storm relief.
The flag on an old Coast Guard station, 34 miles off the coast of North Carolina, which is now converted into a B&B run by Richard Neal, and is accessible by helicopter or boat in less treacherous circumstances.
As Florence took aim at the Carolina coast, a live camera feed of the flag blowing in the storm of the wild winds drew in the eyeballs from all over the world.
The Frying pan Tower American Flag was shredded by Hurricane Florence as it approached North Carolina
“As it was being torn to shreds on the camera, all the comments that were so strong,” Neal said of The StarNews. “It really jumped out to me that it is a way to take advantage of the people who are most affected are and put a few dollars in the hands of a good organization.”
THE AMERICAN FLAG IS SEEN SHREDDED BY THE HURRICANE FLORENCE FROM THE NC COAST TO BE REPLACED-DONATED OLD GLORY
The flag is now being auctioned on eBay to benefit the American Red Cross.
“A bit battered and torn, but like all who claim that America is at home, and are proud to do this, it still stands proud! Consider offer to show your pride in America,” the posting reads. “100% of the proceeds from this auction will benefit the victims of Hurricane Florence by the American Red Cross for special funding designation.”
As of Sunday morning, the current bid of $10,100. Bidding ends at 10 pm EST on Sunday.
Fox News’ Robert Gearty contributed to this report.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed