This post originally appeared on North Carolina Network of Grantmakers
The effects of Hurricane Florence are ongoing in many parts of North Carolina. Immediate relief efforts are underway, and long-term recovery and rebuilding will be required for the foreseeable future. With this in mind, our member North Carolina Network of Grantmakers is compiling information and resources related to the philanthropic response in the state.
RESOURCES FROM PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA
- The North Carolina Community Foundation has reactivated its Disaster Relief Fund.
- The Cumberland Community Foundation has activated its Hurricane Florence Relief and Recovery Fund to support relief and recovery efforts in Cumberland County.
- 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.
- The Community Foundation of NC East has activated a Hurricane Florence Relief Fund.
- 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.
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
- The Center for Disaster Philanthropy will host a webinar: Hurricane Florence - What's Next? on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss the impact of the storm, as well as long-term recovery. Details and registration are here.
- 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 RELATED TO DISASTER PHILANTHROPY
- 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
DISASTER RELIEF INFORMATION
- 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.
RESOURCES FOR HEALTH AND EARLY CHILDHOOD FUNDERS
- 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.