Carteret County local nonprofits awarded $56,00 in Hurricane Florence recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

Kniffy Hamilton, CCF board member, and Terry Robertson, CCF board president, present a check to Family Promise of Carteret County to support disaster recovery.

The board of advisors of the Carteret 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.

Organizations receiving grants are:

  • Cape Carteret Baptist Church for Backpack Friends
  • Family Promise of Carteret County
  • Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc
  • Salvation Army of Carteret 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 Carteret County.

“These grants are critical to the long-term recovery of Carteret County from Hurricane Florence,” said Terry Robertson, CCF advisory 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 eastern 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.”