Disaster Relief and Recovery Resources

As Hurricane Dorian approaches North Carolina, this page will be updated with relevant information.
The effects of hurricanes and flooding in recent years are ongoing in many parts of North Carolina. Long-term recovery and rebuilding is underway and will be required for the foreseeable future. At the same time, North Carolina prepares for future disasters. With this in mind, NCNG is compiling information and resources related to preparation and response. This page will be updated as new information is received.

If you would like to submit information related to relief and recovery efforts, please email Tori Small at tsmall@ncgrantmakers.org.

Resources from Philanthropic Organizations in North Carolina

  • The North Carolina Community Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund addresses long-term recovery and resiliency in the aftermath of a disaster.
  • The Outer Banks Community Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund support relief and rebuilding in Dare County.
  • For companies wanting to provide funding support for their employees during disasters, E4E Relief is available to help organizations set up Employee Relief Funds. Contact julie@e4erelief.org for information.

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

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.
  • Individuals seeking assistance in their communities may call 2-1-1 to be connected to availabe resources, including help with housing and shelter, utilities, healthcare, food, clothing and household goods, etc. Additional information is available here
  • The North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster organizes volunteers and resources ahead of disasters. The VOAD's 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 recent storms. 
  • 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 NC Rural Center and Thread Capital have activated the Rapid Recovery Loan Program to immediately aid small businesses impacted by Hurricane Dorian should it be needed.    
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration offers disaster loans for small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, nonprofits, homeowners and renters. 
  • Visit www.disasterassistance.gov for an online portal to help users access and apply for disaster assistance from federal, tribal, state, local and private sector partners.

Resources for Health and early Childhood Funders