The Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. awarded the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church (NC Conference) two more grants of $10,000 each to support Hurricane Matthew recovery services in Cumberland County. The grants were awarded in April, following a first grant of $10,000 awarded in January for the same purpose.
Each of these $10,000 grants will address a specific need. One will cover costs for solid waste removal in the community; the other will support the cost of home repair — in this case, new HVAC systems and duct work for four homes.
Dominic Kusumoto, NC Conference Disaster Response Case Manager for Fayetteville, sees great value in having attention and funds specially focused on debris removal.
“With this generous support, we are able to provide a cleaner and safe work environment for our volunteers and relieve the burden on the survivors of Hurricane Matthew to remove and dispose of down-stream solid waste debris that has accumulated on their property and damaged their household possessions.
Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. awards grants to nonprofit organizations that help the community thrive. After Hurricane Matthew caused vast flood damage in the area, Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. created the Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. to raise support for disaster relief and recovery in Cumberland County.
These grants awarded to the NC Conference are helping to bring hope and healing to our sisters and brothers whose lives and families have been tragically altered by disaster.