You can help families and communities most affected by Hurricane Florence by sending dollars directly to organizations on the front lines of the hurricane relief and recovery efforts. Financial donations are the best way to provide support during natural disasters; money allows organizations on-on-the-ground to by supplies, provide food and shelter, etc now and throughout the recovery period.
We recommend donating directly to community foundations in North and South Carolina. They have the relationships and know-how to ensure your donation will go where it’s most needed and that it will be deployed effectively. Click here for a list of disaster relief funds.
- The North Carolina Community Foundation has reactivated its Disaster Relief Fund to support nonprofits that help hurricane victims across the state.
- The Cumberland Community Foundation has activated its Hurricane Florence Relief and Recovery Fund to support relief and recovery efforts in Cumberland County/Fayetteville area.
- The Outer Banks Community Foundation is accepting contributions to its Disaster Relief Fund.
- Foundation For The Carolinas, based in Charlotte, NC 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. This community foundation serves rural areas west of Charlotte.
- United Way Cape Fear Area serves Wilmington, NC which has been hit hard. They have a Disaster Relief Fund; all donations will support local relief efforts in the Cape Fear area.
- The Community Foundation of NC East has activated a Hurricane Florence Relief Fund.
- The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina serves nine counties across coastal South Carolina. It has a Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
- The One SC Fund was established by former Governor Nikki Haley after the 2015 Thousand Year Flood to help South Carolinians recovering from state-declared emergencies. All monies donated will go directly to help with Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Want more information or assistance in selecting a relief fund? Reach out to the ACT staff at 703-739-7778.