Hurricane Florence has caused massive flooding across the state. Here are some ways you can help those affected by the storm.
American Red Cross
Donate to the American Red Cross to help victims of Florence. Donate here.
NC Disaster Relief Fund
The NC Disaster Relief Fund is accepting donations to help victims of Florence. Contributions are distributed by the United Way of North Carolina and directly help Hurricane Florence victims. Donate here.
If you are unable to give online, you may mail your contribution to:
North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
20312 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.
In addition to non-perishable foods, their most needed disaster relief items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, deodorant, bleach, gloves, masks, cleaning solution, mops, disinfectant wipes, trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, diapers, wipes.
North Carolina Community Foundation
The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund will support nonprofits with programs that help hurricane victims in our state. All funds raised for the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund will go directly to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of local individuals and communities in the impacted areas of North Carolina.
No portion of the funds raised will be used for the Foundation’s administrative or operational expenses. The Foundation will also encourage this practice among local recipient agencies.
Donations can be made online through the NCCF website. Checks can be mailed to NCCF at 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.
To contribute to the Salvation Army’s Florence disaster relief efforts, visit HelpSalvationArmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts.
Samaritan’s Purse U.S. Disaster Relief will be helping homeowners recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence.
You can donate online or by mail. Send to: Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607
Task Force 75
GoFundMe has verified this campaign for Task Force 75, a team of veterans that have brought boats and supplies to Wilmington, NC to help with search and rescue operations for both people and animals.
United Way of Coastal Carolina
United Way of Coastal Carolina has announced the creation of the United Way of Coastal Carolina Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund (#florencefundatuwcc). Contributions to this local Fund will be used by United Way of Coastal Carolina to address the immediate and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by Hurricane Florence. In addition, the Fund will be utilized to help United Way’s community impact partners that serve hurricane affected individuals and families who are already vulnerable — struggling to meet their most basic needs.
100% of the contributions to this Fund will be used by the local United Way in Carteret, Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties to address recovery needs in communities that have been declared disaster areas.
Donations to the United Way of Coastal Carolina Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund can be made online at unitedwaycoastalnc.org.
Only Donate to Reputable Nonprofits and Charities
Regardless of the organization you choose to support, be sure that they are legitimate organizations so that you can ensure that your money is going to help victims of the storm.
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