Jones County local nonprofits awarded $30,00 in Hurricane Florence recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

Pictured are representatives from the Jones County Community Foundation board of advisors and nonprofit organizations receiving disaster relief grants.

The board of advisors of the Jones County Community Foundation recently awarded $30,000 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.

Pictured is the $10,000 grant being awarded to Jones County Community Development Corporation. Left to right are: Charley Jones, Joletha White, Johnny White and Solomon Jones.Organizations receiving grants are:

  • $10,000 to the Jones County Community Development Corporation
  • $10,000 to the Filling Station
  • $10,000 to Jones County RISE

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 Jones County.

“These grants are critical to the long-term recovery of Jones County from Hurricane Florence,” said Charles Jones, JCCF 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.”

Pictured is the $10,000 grant being awarded to the Filling Station. Left to right are: John Taylor, Ashley Norris, Norma Sermon-Boyd, Charley Jones, Donna Morton, Zack Koonce and Charlie Dunn.

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.”

Pictured is the $10,000 grant being awarded to Jones County RISE. Left to right are: Charley Jones, Joy Wynne and Taffy Jones.