Brunswick County nonprofits awarded more than $56,000 in Hurricane Florence recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation recently awarded $56,250 in recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support the long-term recovery of the local community from Hurricane Florence.

Grants received include:

  • $12,000 to Brunswick Baptist Association to fund building materials and vendor services in the repair of homes damaged by Hurricane Florence in Brunswick County
  • $7,000 to Brunswick Family Assistance Agency, Inc. (BFA) for long term recovery of repairing homes, supporting rapid rehousing for victims of Hurricane Florence in Brunswick County
  • $7,250 to Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. to provide funds for life alert systems for older adults and those with mobility impairments who were without a source of communication during Hurricane Florence in Brunswick County
  • $6,000 to Matthew's Ministry to purchase food for children whose families were negatively impacted by Hurricane Florence in Brunswick County
  • $12,000 to Trinity United Methodist Church to purchase washers and dryers for those impacted by Hurricane Florence in Brunswick County
  • $12,000 to Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc. for rebuilding or repairing homes, and for providing appliances for those impacted by Hurricane Florence in Brunswick County

The grants were made from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund’s initial grantmaking allocations to support long-term recovery and meet unmet needs from Hurricane Florence in Brunswick County.

“These grants are critical to the long-term recovery of Brunswick County from Hurricane Florence,” said Barbara Patten, BCCF board president. “The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund is a pivotal resource to our local community thanks to the generosity of many donors who gave to help southeastern North Carolina.”

NCCF is keenly aware of how deeply Hurricane Florence impacted eastern North Carolina and devastated many communities in our state, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, CEO and president. “The North Carolina Community Foundation has been in these communities for more than 30 years and will continue to be there supporting disaster recovery long after the TV cameras are gone,” she said. “We were grateful to see the outpouring of generosity that supported the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund and are honored to steward these funds to support long-term recovery efforts and meet unmet needs.”