Hurricane Florence Resources

The effects of Hurricane Florence are ongoing and worsening in many parts of North Carolina. Immediate relief efforts are underway, and long-term recovery and rebuilding will be required for the foreseeable future. With this in mind, NCNG is compiling information and resources related to the philanthropic response in the state. This page will be updated as new information is received.

If you would like to submit information related to recovery efforts, please email Tori Small at

Resources from Philanthropic Organizations in North Carolina

Other foundations may open similar funds or deploy other resources. We will update this page as information becomes available.

Resources from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy

  • Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2018: Data to Drive Decisions In this year’s report, for the first time, we examine funding beyond the largest U.S. foundations and include in the overall analysis contributions by non-U.S. donors, public charities, and smaller U.S. foundations. This enables us to see a much broader picture of institutional disaster philanthropy.
  • The Center for Disaster Philanthropy hosted a webinar: Hurricane Florence - What's Next? on Tuesday, Sept. 18 to discuss the impact of the storm, as well as long-term recovery. A recording of the webinar is available here.
  • Disaster Philanthropy Playbook: Beyond sandbags and wool blankets, the needs of communities after a disaster are innumerable. The Playbook is designed to help funders catch up to these needs and offers tested response strategies.
  • The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has Hurricane Florence coverage, including an overview of the storm's impact, critical needs, and a contact to learn more and share about recovery efforts happening after the storm.
  • Resources are also available on the Center for Disaster Philanthropy website to learn more about the impact of hurricanes and how to help after a storm hits.

Additional Resources Related to Disaster Philanthropy


Disaster Relief Information

  • The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is posting information about road conditions, shelters, food assistance and other storm information.
  • The North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is organizing volunteers and resources ahead of Hurricane Florence. The VOADs role is to bring organizations together and enable them to understand each other and work together during times of disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery.
  • Ready NC is posting information about efforts to recover and rebuild after the storm.
  • Disaster Legal Services Hotline
    The North Carolina Bar Association, FEMA, the American Bar Association, and Legal Aid of North Carolina are collaborating to provide immediate pro bono legal assistance to Hurricane Florence survivors through the NC Disaster Legal Services Program.  For assistance, call the Disaster Legal Services Hotline at 1-833-242-3549. Additional information is available via the NC Bar Association’s website.
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina Disaster Legal Services
    Legal Aid of North Carolina will continue to accept calls from individuals in affected areas at their regular hotline at 1-866-219-5262.  Legal Aid of North Carolina also maintains a resource page with short, understandable self-help materials about legal issues experienced by victims of disaster including Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (D-SNAP), avoiding scams and fraud, replacing lost documents, rights of tenants and homeowners following a disaster and more.  Each topic includes a short video and pdf to explain the concepts and available assistance.     
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) North Carolina Farm Service Agency has programs and information to help farmers and livestock producers recover from the events related to Hurricane Florence.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration offers disaster loans for small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, nonprofits, homeowners and renters. 
  • Visit for an online portal to help users access and apply for disaster assistance from federal, tribal, state, local and private sector partners.
  • Thread Capital has activated the Florence Rapid Recovery Loan Program to assist North Carolina businesses affected by the storm.
  • A collaborative group has created NC Open For Business, a one-stop website to better and more efficiently assist North Carolina business owners in their disaster recovery efforts. Businesses affected by the hurricane can find a step-by-step guide on what to do once the storm has passed and the waters have receded. Resources are updated daily. Visit to learn more. Partner organizations include:
    • North Carolina's Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
    • NC Rural Center
    • Thread Capital (a subsidiary of the NC Rural Center)
    • North Carolina Small Business Center Network (SBCN)
    • Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)
    • North Carolina Department of Commerce
    • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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