Hurricane Florence delivered a devastating blow to much of our state this past weekend. Several communities are still without power, underwater, or have residents displaced with the prospect of thousands of dollars in damage waiting for them when they can return home. Nonprofits serving these regions are no different, facing significant losses while working furiously to help their local communities.
If you would like to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of our neighbors in NC, we recommend making a donation or grant to any of the organizations listed below. You can make a secure donation to any of their websites or use Donor Central to make a grant here. If you have friends or family that have been affected by this recent disaster, please know that our thoughts are with them. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to our community at this time.
Where to Donate
North Carolina Community Foundation – The North Carolina Community Foundation has activated their Disaster Relief Fund to support nonprofits with programs that help hurricane victims in North Carolina. All funds raised will go directly to nonprofits serving the impacted areas. Donations are accepted through the NCCF website, or checks can be mailed to 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Please designate your gift for “Disaster Relief” or include a contribution form. Please call 919-828-4387 or 800-532-1349 if you need assistance with donations. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Cumberland Community Foundation – Make a gift now to serve those affected by Hurricane Florence. 100% of every donation will be used for relief and recovery efforts. Donations are accepted through the CCF website here.
Blueprint North Carolina – Blueprint has been supporting Eastern NC leaders to build a regional table that centers black and working-class people. With Florence’s devastating impact, Blueprint and coastal partners, community members and leaders will need help meeting necessities like food, water and shelter. This fund will support groups that do not have the capacity to receive online donations, but who are already providing leadership and offering direct services to those bearing the brunt of economic and environmental devastation in the region. The Eastern North Carolina Hurricane Recovery Fund will support the organizations listed on the donation page.
*Updated 9/17 12:28 pm – our office is monitoring the needs of the Durham, Chapel Hill, and Orange county nonprofits and residents after this morning’s unexpected flooding, and will update this page with local giving resources as available.
In addition, we offer the following resource as an option for supporting organizations serving specific populations, such as farmworkers, people of color, low-income communities, and those affected by coal ash pollution. This website also lists volunteer opportunities for those wanting to provide supplies or rebuilding services.
A Just Florence Recovery – This webpage will be continually updated and is serving as a central information source for frontline-to-frontline direct resource & support mobilization. It is currently being hosted by Another Gulf Is Possible in solidarity, support, and collaboration with their movement family who are in the midst of dealing with this climate disaster including North Carolina Climate Justice Collective, Blueprint NC, Working Films, NC Warn, among others.