Duplin County Community Foundation awards $2,500 in local disaster relief grants

The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund awarded a second round of grants to local affiliate foundations serving the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew.

The Duplin County Community Foundation received $2,500 from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund, which will be directed to the following local nonprofit organizations:

  • 1,250 to Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries to support the unmet needs of Hurricane Matthew victims
  • 1,250 to East Duplin Christian Outreach to support the unmet needs of Hurricane Matthew victims

“These grants are critical to the long-term recovery of Duplin County from Hurricane Matthew,” said Bob Kornegay, Duplin County Community Foundation board president. “The NCCF Disaster Relief Fund is a pivotal resource to our community thanks to the generosity of many donors who gave to help eastern North Carolina.”

NCCF President and CEO Jennifer Tolle Whiteside said that the Foundation’s support continues to focus on helping our affiliates meet long-term recovery needs in eastern North Carolina. “These are allocations that we are confident have been granted effectively, because our affiliate boards live and work in these communities and know firsthand where these resources can make the most impact,” she said.

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