The Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. awarded the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church (NC Conference) six more grants of $10,000 to support Hurricane Matthew recovery work in Cumberland County. This brings their generous support total to $90,000. The first grant of $10,000 was awarded in January, followed by two more grants of $10,000 each, awarded in April.
Each of the latest six $10,000 grants is designated for a unique purpose:
- Cover contract costs for a licensed electrician (1)
- Cover contract costs for a licensed plumber (1)
- Expand a housing facility that accommodates overnight volunteers (1)
- Repair three specific homes for uninsured clients unable to pay massive repair bills (3)
Steve Taylor, Executive Director of Connectional Ministries for the NC Conference, sees both the tangible and intangible benefits of these grants.
“We in the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church remain deeply grateful for the generous grants of $60,000. Your generosity has brought healing in the lives of survivors in our communities who continue to face the grief and trauma of deep loss. While your funds provide tangible and concrete assistance, more, your gift is a message that loudly proclaims, ‘You are not forgotten! You matter!!’ For those who have struggled with such loss, perhaps this gift is the greatest of all. Thank you again. You are making a profound difference in our world.”
Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. awards grants to nonprofit organizations that help the community thrive. After Hurricane Matthew caused vast flooding 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.