The Northern Albemarle Community Foundation (NACF) announces that it hasactivated its Albemarle Disaster Relief Fund to immediately support relief efforts relatedto Hurricane Earl.The NACF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF),which accepts credit card donations online through its website under the Giving tab or by downloading a contribution form from the site. Checkscan be mailed to the NCCF headquarters office in Raleigh at 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite524, Raleigh, NC 27609. Please designate your gift for Albemarle Disaster Relief Fund.All gifts are tax-deductible.All funds will go directly to the Greater Albemarle Chapter of the AmericanRed Cross and Food Bank of the Albemarle to assist local victims. The NACFboard has already approved $2,000 in funds for local relief to these agencies.NACF President Marilyn Madrin and the local advisory board approved theactions in meetings held Thursday morning. "This is the first time we have distributedassets from this fund to specifically assist our community following a natural disaster, andwe are thrilled to help out in this way,” she said. “We continue to seek donations to beready when the need is there."For more information about NCCF visit, or contactPeggy Birkemeier at our Northeast Region Office at 252-491-8166 for 252-473-7030.About NCCFThe NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolinaand has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than$130 million in assets, the NCCF sustains more 1,000 endowments established toprovide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations,institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations toprovide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties acrossthe state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that ruralphilanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, and Facebook.ENDNews media contacts:Peggy Birkemeier, Senior Regional AssociateNortheastern Region252-491-8166252-473-7030 (cell)pbirk@nccommunityfoundation.orgNoël McLaughlin, APRNCCF Director of Marketing and

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