The board of advisors of the Duplin County Community Foundation recently awarded $56,250 in recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support the long-term recovery efforts of the local community from Hurricane Florence.
Organizations receiving grants are:
• $45,220 to the Disaster Recovery Group of Duplin County for the group’s expenses directly related to repairs and other costs supporting long-term recovery for Hurricane Florence victims in Duplin County
• $3,030 to the Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina-Duplin to support funding for youth in Duplin County whose families need clothing, school supplies and household items lost due to Hurricane Florence
• $2,000 to Helping His Hands Disaster Response to support rebuilding homes in and around Wallace, in Duplin County, damaged by Hurricane Florence
• $2,000 to Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries to provide unmet needs assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Florence in Duplin County
• $2,000 to the Eastern Baptist Association for NC Baptist on Mission work rebuilding and/or furnishing appliances and furniture for Hurricane Florence victims in Duplin County
• $2,000 to East Duplin Christian Outreach for unmet needs assisting those impacted by Hurricane Florence in Duplin County
The grants were made from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund’s initial grant-making allocations to support long-term recovery and meet unmet needs from Hurricane Florence in Duplin County.
“These grants are critical to the long-term recovery of Duplin County from Hurricane Florence,” said Bob Kornegay, DCCF advisory board president. “The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund is a pivotal resource to our local community thanks to the generosity of many donors who gave to help eastern North Carolina.”
NCCF is keenly aware of how deeply Hurricane Florence impacted eastern North Carolina and devastated many communities in our state, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, CEO and president. “The North Carolina Community Foundation has been in these communities for more than 30 years and will continue to be there supporting disaster recovery long after the TV cameras are gone,” she said. “We were grateful to see the outpouring of generosity that supported the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund and are honored to steward these funds to support long-term recovery efforts and meet unmet needs.”