Onslow County local nonprofit awarded $56,000 in Hurricane Florence recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

The board of advisors of the Onslow Caring Communities Foundation recently awarded $56,000 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.

Organizations receiving grants are:

  • $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.

These 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 Onslow County.

“These grants are critical to the long-term recovery of Onslow County from Hurricane Florence,” said Debbi Ray Rouse, OCCF 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.”