The board of directors of the North Carolina Community Foundation recently allocated a second round of grants from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund to local affiliate foundations serving the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew, according to Rod Martin, statewide grants committee chair and a member of the board.

The latest allocation totals about $207,500 and will go to 15 NCCF affiliates serving the parts of eastern North Carolina that are still recovering.

The Pitt County Community Foundation received $10,000 from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund in this additional allocation, which has been directed to Habitat for Humanity Pitt County for local Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

“This grant is critical to Pitt County’s long-term recovery from Hurricane Matthew,” said Kim Ball, NCCF regional director. “The NCCF Disaster Relief Fund is a pivotal resource to the community thanks to the generosity of many donors who gave to help eastern North Carolina.”

Grants totaling $286,000 from the North Carolina Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund were allocated at the beginning of the year. Pitt County received $10,920 of that allocation, which also was awarded to Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County.

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 will be 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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