The Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. awarded The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church (NC Conference) a $10,000 grant to support Hurricane Matthew recovery services in Cumberland County. The grant, awarded in January, ran for a 3-month cycle, ending April 28.
The money was used to provide construction material to repair four houses whose owners have a family income below Cumberland County’s low poverty mean and who did not have the resources for these purchases. Two of the families included members with disabilities.
The NC Conference provided 3,290 volunteer hours, utilizing the construction materials and preparing the four houses for rough-in inspections by county officials.
Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. awards grants to nonprofit organizations that help the community thrive. The Foundation receives “gifts of all sizes from people from all walks of life.”
After Hurricane Matthew stormed through our state October 8, 2016, 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. Generous donors have made generous grants possible.
The NC Conference is deeply appreciative of the $10,000 grant to support our Hurricane Matthew recovery services. Jaye White, NC Conference Outreach Ministry Coordinator, reflects, “This grant has enabled the people of the United Methodist Church and all of our ministry partners to assist those most in need of help after the devastation from Hurricane Matthew. Storm victims have been able to experience the love and grace of God through volunteers empowered by this financial support.”