NCCF Disaster Relief Fund awards more than $700,000 in Hurricane Florence recovery grants

The board of directors of the North Carolina Community Foundation has awarded $723,000 in recovery grants from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund to meet unmet needs and support long-term recovery from Hurricane Florence in local communities across eastern North Carolina.

“These grants are critical to the long-term recovery of eastern North Carolina from Hurricane Florence,” said Rodney Martin, NCCF 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.”

The following grants have already been awarded from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund:

Brunswick County:

  • $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

Carteret County:

  • $12,500 to Backpack Friends for assisting families that were harmed by the hurricane with food
  • $12,500 to Family Promise for providing rental, utility assistance, prescriptions and transportation for community members affected by the storm
  • $12,500 to Hope Mission for providing financial assistance, meals, clothing and appliances through their thrift store to clients impacted by the storm
  • $18,750 to the Salvation Army to support long-term housing, utilities, toiletries and clothing for victims of the storm

Columbus County:

  • $13,000 to Community CPR for the purchase, long term rental or contracted service of a safe box truck for transporting donated home furnishings for victims of Hurricane Florence
  • $13,000 to Families First, Inc. for general operating support for replacement of destroyed furniture and equipment lost due to Hurricane Florence
  • $10,000 to the Columbus Baptist Association for supplies for countywide Hurricane Florence rebuilding projects
  • $5,000 to the Lake Waccamaw Food Ministry for ongoing support for hundreds of families impacted by Hurricane Florence
  • $5,000 to the Columbus County Arts Council for extensive repairs from Hurricane Florence to facility which is used by many county organizations and groups
  • $4,000 to the Whiteville Improvement Association to support and invest in the Small Business Recovery Fund for Hurricane Florence disaster relief and recovery
  • $4,000 to Men & Women United for Youth & Families, CDC to support Hurricane Florence County Disaster Relief Site in Delco, serving Columbus County by connecting families with jobs, transportation and food resources
  • $2,000 to the Columbus County Community Farmers Market to support the farmers market, damaged due to Hurricane Florence, which is a venue for local farmers to sell their produce and a purchasing source for citizens to buy fresh, healthy food

Craven County:

  • $56,000 to the Disaster Recovery Alliance to support rebuilding local housing to support the long-term recovery of the community from Hurricane Florence

Cumberland County:

  • $25,000 to Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity for critical home repair related to Hurricane Florence

Duplin County:

  • $45,220 to the Disaster Recovery Group of Duplin County for the Disaster Recovery Group of Duplin County's expenses directly related to repairs and other costs supporting long term recovery for Hurricane Florence victims in Duplin County
  • $3,030 to the Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina-Duplin to support funding for youth in Duplin County whose families need clothing, school supplies and household items lost due to Hurricane Florence
  • $2,000 to Helping His Hands Disaster Response to support rebuilding homes in and around Wallace, in Duplin County, damaged by Hurricane Florence
  • $2,000 to Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries to provide unmet needs assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Florence in Duplin County
  • $2,000 to the Eastern Baptist Association for NC Baptist on Mission work rebuilding and/or furnishing appliances and furniture for Hurricane Florence victims in Duplin County
  • $2,000 to East Duplin Christian Outreach for unmet needs assisting those impacted by Hurricane Florence in Duplin County

Greene County:

  • $15,000 to Greene County Interfaith Volunteers, Inc. to support the long-term recovery of the local community from Hurricane Florence

Jones County:

  • $10,000 to the Jones County Community Development Corporation to support the long-term recovery of the community from Hurricane Florence
  • $10,000 to the Filling Station to support the long-term recovery of the community from Hurricane Florence
  • $10,000 to Jones County RISE to support the long-term recovery of the community from Hurricane Florence

Lenoir County:

  • $33,750 to K.A.R.E. (Kinston Area Recovery Efforts) to support the long-term recovery of the local community from Hurricane Florence

Moore County:

  • $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills, Inc. for disaster relief and recovery in Moore County due to Hurricane Florence

New Hanover County:

  • $7,000 to the Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc. to fund expenses related to home repairs due to Hurricane Florence in New Hanover County
  • $7,000 to the Brigade Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington for repairs and insurance deductible incurred due to Hurricane Florence
  • $7,000 to First Fruit Ministries to provide financial support for Hurricane Florence related repairs and to support other disaster expenses in New Hanover County
  • $7,000 to Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity to assist with long term efforts to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Florence in New Hanover County
  • $7,000 to Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear to assist with costs of day care facility fencing and camera system damaged in Hurricane Florence
  • $7,000 Good Shepherd Ministries of Wilmington, Inc. for funding repairs and recovery needs from Hurricane Florence in New Hanover County
  • $7,000 to The Help Hub to support long term disaster recovery from Hurricane Florence in New Hanover County for those who need assistance, supplies and financial assistance

Onslow County:

  • $14,000 to Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity, Inc. for providing assistance with rebuilding homes in Onslow County damaged by Hurricane Florence
  • $14,000 to The Salvation Army of Jacksonville to provide food relief, housing assistance, past due utility assistance and personal property replacement for victims of from Hurricane Florence in Onslow County
  • $14,000 to the Onslow Women's Center for refurnishing 10 rooms for displaced women and children in Onslow County from Hurricane Florence
  • $14,000 to Onslow Community Outreach for providing assistance for displaced and homeless families in Onslow County due to Hurricane Florence

Pamlico County:

  • $56,000 to the Pamlico County Disaster Recovery Coalition to support the long-term recovery of the community from Hurricane Florence

Pender County:

  • $25,000 to Rebuilding Together of the Triangle for disaster relief work on Whitestocking Road in Burgaw in partnership with F3
  • $6,250 to the Pender County Long Term Recovery Group to provide financial assistance for repairing and rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Florence in Pender County
  • $25,000 to the Greater Currie Community Action Group to provide financial support for repairing and rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Florence in Pender County

Robeson County:

  • $24,000 to NC Baptists on Mission to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Florence in Robeson County
  • $12,500 to NC Conference - United Methodist Church to provide appliances for homes damaged by Hurricane Florence in Robeson County
  • $6,000 to Lumberton Rescue and EMS Inc. to fund replacement of responders' personal protective equipment damaged by contaminants during Hurricane Florence response
  • $5,000 to Robeson Family Counseling Center to fund counseling for individuals coping with the effects of loss from Hurricane Florence in Robeson County
  • $4,375 to Robeson County Church and Community Center, Inc. for the food pantry, supporting those impacted by Hurricane Florence facing food insecurity in Robeson County
  • $4,375 to Lumberton Christian Care Center for disaster relief services including, but not limited to, emergency housing, showers and laundry facilities

Statewide and regional:

  • $50,000 to NC Baptists to meet unmet needs and support long-term recovery from Hurricane Florence

These grants were made from the initial allocation from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund with more anticipated to come. The board of directors and statewide grants committee continues to actively monitor recovery efforts across eastern North Carolina and expects future allocations from the fund to continue supporting long-term recovery and meeting unmet needs.