The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation, recently awarded the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NC Conference) $17,500 to support the unmet needs of families in Robeson County who were victims of Hurricane Matthew.
At least five families will benefit from this generosity. Funds may be used to support food, prescriptions, and medical supplies not covered by insurance. Monies may also be used for expenses associated with emergency shelter, rental/mortgage, utilities, and disaster cleanup.
Ann Huffman, NC Conference disaster response volunteer coordinator, believes that this grant addresses a critical need. “Without donations like this from the North Carolina Community Foundation,” she says, “there would be people who absolutely have no place to turn. Funds like these are vital.”
This grant is made possible through a recommendation from the board of the Robeson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. The North Carolina Community Foundation and the Robeson County Community Foundation are recognized leaders in philanthropy locally and across the state.