If you're looking to help following the devastation in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence, here are some organizations helping victims of the storm -
A Just Florence Recovery - Resources and support for frontline-to-frontline relief and mobilization in Eastern NC
North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund - Operated through the office of the governor
Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets, NBA Cares - Set up by the owner of the Hornets and North Carolina native
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
North Carolina Community Foundation
SPCA of Wake County - Supporting displaced animals
Diaper Bank of North Carolina - For personal care items like diapers, feminine hygiene products & adult incontinence pills. You can also purchase items through their Amazon wishlist here
SBP - Group founded after Hurricane Katrina that will send volunteers once flooding has receded to rebuild areas affected by Florence
National Center For Disaster Fraud - Site offering tips to ensure donations are going to organizations helping with disaster relief
Here are even more ways to help those in need:
Support WCK Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
Help us uplift communities in need through chef-prepared meals.
WCK founder José Andrés and our Chef Relief team have already prepared 80,000 meals for victims of Hurricane Florence,
which devastated the Carolinas. Donations are urgently needed to purchase ingredients, fuel, and delivery supplies essential
to our operations, which are serving 20,000 evacuees and first responders daily.
Give now to support our critical meal relief operations!
International donors/Paypal Users: donate via Paypal by clicking here!
To mail a contribution, please address to: World Central Kitchen, Inc. P.O. Box 392289, Pittsburgh PA 15251-9289.
(Note: FedEx or overnight mail cannot be accepted at this address and will need to be sent to World Central Kitchen,
1875 Connecticut Ave NW 10th Floor, Washington DC 20009).
Photo By: Pfc. Nello Miele
- Direct Relief has committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available its current inventory of more than $100 million in medications and other medical products in response to the unfolding emergency on the U.S. East Coast caused by Hurricane Florence.
- Direct Relief has offered support to more than 200 healthcare partners that are currently in the storm’s projected path to coordinate potential relief efforts.
- At the start of hurricane season, hurricane-specific medicines and supplies were also prepositioned in locations serving high-risk areas along the coast and can be opened by health centers should they be needed.
How to Help the Animals!
From: Brother Wolf
Our work for the animals affected by Hurricane Florence began well before the storm made landfall, as we evacuated nearly 100 coastal Carolina animals to the safety of partnered shelters in New York and Florida.
The hurricane itself is over, but our work to save animals stranded by the floodwaters hasn’t slowed down. Rapid Response teams have deployed to eastern North Carolina to aid in animal care and search and rescue efforts for those animals left to fend for themselves.
Our team in Wallace, NC has been rescuing dogs and cats from floodwaters filled with debris, chemicals, and bacteria. Some dogs have been found tied to trees or structures, with no way to escape rising waters. Many cats have been found in trees or on rooftops, stranded with no food, water, or weather protection.
Another team has been called to assist in the rescue of pigs and chickens who were living in factory farms at the time the storm hit. Sadly, millions of farmed animals have perished in this storm and the contamination and environmental devastation from breached lagoons will be hard for North Carolina to recover from.
(See today's Guardian article here, featuring our Field Operations Manager, Eric.)
We have been working around the clock to save as many animals as possible in the short window of time we have before they begin to die from exposure, starvation, dehydration, illness, or injury.
These animals urgently need your support! Please make a donation today so we can continue to rescue as many as we can before time runs out.
I have been blown away by the love and compassion these animals have been shown by our incredible staff, volunteers, fosters, and donors. We would never be able to do this work without your support.
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