Edgecombe Charitable Foundation awards more than $37,000 in local dollars

The North Carolina Community Foundation is allocating grants from its Disaster Relief Fund to support recovery efforts related to Hurricane Matthew and flooding in affected areas of the state, according to Rodney E. Martin, chair of NCCF’s grants committee and statewide board member.

The Edgecombe Charitable Foundation has distributed $37,500 to date. The board directed the grants to:

  • $7,500 to Conetoe Family Life Center for Hurricane Matthew disaster relief in Edgecombe County
  • $2,500 to Franklinton Center at Bricks for Hurricane Matthew disaster relief in Edgecombe County to be used for hosting disaster recovery work crews
  • $2,500 to Michael's Angels Girls Club for Hurricane Matthew disaster relief in Edgecombe County to be used for cleaning supplies, toiletries, medical supplies and household items
  • $7,500 to NC Baptist Men for Hurricane Matthew disaster relief in Edgecombe County
  • $2,500 to NC Conference - United Methodist Church for the NCCUMC Storm Fund for Hurricane Matthew disaster relief in the Tarboro and Princeville areas of Edgecombe County
  • $7,500 to The Salvation Army Serving Nash & Edgecombe Counties for Hurricane Matthew disaster relief in Edgecombe County
  • $7,500 to Tarboro Community Outreach for Hurricane Matthew disaster relief in Edgecombe County

NCCF’s Disaster Relief Fund was established to support mid- to long-term, unmet needs and does not compete with ‘boots on the ground’ organizations established to raise funds for more immediate relief. Grants will go directly to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of local communities. NCCF’s other local affiliate foundations serving affected counties are also in the process of determining the nonprofit agencies that can best provide assistance in their areas.

NCCF has received gifts from across the state, country and even the world, according to NCCF CEO Jennifer Tolle Whiteside. No portion of the funds will be used for the Foundation’s administrative or operational expenses, an approach NCCF is also encouraging among local grant recipient agencies.

“We have been struck by the quick and caring generosity we’ve witnessed during the weeks since we activated the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund,” Tolle Whiteside said. She said that NCCF especially wanted to acknowledge the generosity of the Tides Foundation, on recommendation of the Google Foundation; AT&T; F.N.B. Corporation; the Humana Foundation and the Oak Foundation.

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