Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has activated the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund to support long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Matthew. The governor’s office is coordinating the relief fund in partnership with the United Way of North Carolina, which will serve as the administrative organization for the fund through the use of its 501(c)3 status.
“A lot of communities are hurting right now in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and the devastation is beyond words,” said Governor McCrory. “Our people are resilient and this disaster relief fund will help ensure North Carolina recovers.”
People or organizations that want to donate funds to the relief fund can visit NCDisasterRelief.org or mail checks payable to “North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund” to:
North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
Office of the Governor
20312 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-0312
The NC Disaster Relief Fund only accepts financial contributions, and will not accept food or clothing. Opportunities to volunteer can be found here.
A text-only phone number is being established so that financial donations can also be accepted via text message. More information on that will be forthcoming.
The NC Disaster Relief Fund financially supports long-term recovery efforts performed by groups recognized by the North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NCVOAD). The fund provides grants which can be used by member organizations to purchase building materials needed to clean, repair and/or build homes that have been damaged and/or destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.
As relief efforts remain underway, Governor McCrory is cautioning citizens about the prevalence of scams and urging people to only support trusted organizations operating in affected areas.
“Unfortunately, disasters can lead to an increase in fraud or money scams,” said Governor McCrory. “We want to ensure people know which organizations are trusted to provide the best support to affected communities. As we work together to recover from Hurricane Matthew, be aware of potential scams.”