New Hanover nonprofits awarded $7,000 in Hurricane Florence recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

The board of advisors of the New Hanover Community Foundation was recently awarded $7,000 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. In April, an additional $49,000 was awarded to area nonprofits committed to long-term disaster recovery.

Grants received include:

  • $1,400 to Brigade Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington
  • $1,400 to Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
  • $1,400 to Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear
  • $1,400 to First Fruit Ministries
  • $1,400 to Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc.

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 New Hanover County.

“These grants are critical to the long-term recovery of New Hanover County from Hurricane Florence,” said Kristi Sullivan, NHCCF 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.”