As Hurricane Florence affects residents of North Carolina, funders are preparing for the support needed to repair and recover from this hurricane. We are sharing information and resources related to the philanthropic response in North Carolina. This page will be updated as new information is received.
Resources From Philanthropic Organizations In North Carolina
- The North Carolina Community Foundation has reactivated its Disaster Relief Fund.
- The Outer Banks Community Foundation is accepting contributions to its Disaster Relief Fund.
- Foundation For The Carolinas has activated a Hurricane Florence Response Fund.
- The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund is now accepting contributions to assist with immediate unmet needs of Hurricane Florence victims.
- The Community Foundation of Henderson County is accepting donations to its Disaster Relief, Recovery and Rebuilding Fund (DR3). For more information, visit www.CFHCforever.org, or email info@CFHCforever.org.
- For companies wanting to provide funding support for their employees during disasters, E4E Relief is available to help organizations set up Employee Relief Funds. Contact email@example.com for information.
Other foundations may open similar funds or deploy other resources. We will update this page as information becomes available.
Resources From the Center For Disaster Philanthropy
- Disaster Philanthropy Playbook: Beyond sandbags and wool blankets, the needs of communities after a disaster are innumerable. The Playbook is designed to help funders catch up to these needs and offers tested response strategies.
- The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has Hurricane Florence coverage, including an overview of the storm's impact, critical needs, and a contact to learn more and share about recovery efforts happening after the storm.
- Resources are also available on the Center for Disaster Philanthropy website to learn more about the impact of hurricanes and how to help after a storm hits.
Additional Resources & Information
- *NEW* Resources from the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals
- Council Foundations Disaster Resources: The Council provides resources to help members effectively respond to domestic and international disasters.
- Creating Order from Chaos: Roles for Philanthropy in Disaster Planning and Response: From the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund, this report provides insight and practices for organized philanthropy’s recommended role following a disaster – from immediate relief to long-term rebuilding.
- Putting Community Information Needs, Civic Participation at the Heart of Disaster Recovery: A report on the Inform and Engage Fund, supported in part by The Patterson Foundation, recounts lessons learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is posting information about road conditions, shelters, food assistance and other storm information.
- The North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is organizing volunteers and resources ahead of Hurricane Florence. The VOADs role is to bring organizations together and enable them to understand each other and work together during times of disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery.
- Ready NC is posting information about efforts to recover and rebuild after the storm.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) North Carolina Farm Service Agency has programs and information to help farmers and livestock producers recover from the events related to Hurricane Florence.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration offers disaster loans for small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, nonprofits, homeowners and renters.
- Visit www.disasterassistance.gov for an online portal to help users access and apply for disaster assistance from federal, tribal, state, local and private sector partners.
- NC DHHS Disaster Preparedness: Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse has resources on how to help those with emotional or physical disabilities, and children plan for and recover from natural disasters.