The board of advisors of the Craven County Community Foundation recently awarded a $56,250 grant from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support the Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance rebuilding local housing to support the long-term recovery of the community from Hurricane Florence.
The grant was made from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund’s initial grantmaking allocations to support long-term recovery and meet unmet needs from Hurricane Florence.
“This grant is critical to the long-term recovery of Craven County from Hurricane Florence,” said Jonathan Segal, CCCF 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.”