Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund
Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday activated the state’s disaster relief fund to support long-term recovery efforts.
The governor’s office is partnering with United Way of North Carolina, which will act as the administrative organization for the fund. Only financial donations are accepted.
To donate, go to http://www.ncdisasterrelief.org/, or mail checks payable to “North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund” to the governor’s office at 20312 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699. A text-only phone number for donations is being set up.
The NC Disaster Relief Fund only accepts financial contributions, and will not accept food or clothing. Opportunities to volunteer can be found here.
The NC Disaster Relief Fund financially supports long-term recovery efforts performed by groups recognized by the North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NCVOAD). The fund provides grants which can be used by member organizations to purchase building materials needed to clean, repair and/or build homes that have been damaged and/or destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.
As relief efforts remain underway, Governor McCrory is cautioning citizens about the prevalence of scams and urging people to only support trusted organizations operating in affected areas. "Unfortunately, disasters can lead to an increase in fraud or money scams," said Governor McCrory. "We want to ensure people know which organizations are trusted to provide the best support to affected communities. As we work together to recover from Hurricane Matthew, be aware of potential scams."
DEQ Offices Reopen After Hurricane Matthew
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s offices in Washington and Raleigh were reopened to the public Oct. 11, 2016. Both had been closed Monday due to flooding issues or power outages from Hurricane Matthew. The Fayetteville regional office remained closed Oct. 11, 2016, and will likely be closed for the rest of the week due to storm damage.
People needing permit or other environmental assistance should be patient. Staffing in both offices is limited because some employees must continue working from home or are responding to environmental and public safety emergencies. Until normal conditions resume, staff will respond as quickly as possible to voice mails or emails sent to a work email address.
People needing environmental assistance should first attempt to contact their closest regional office. If assistance is not readily available at that location, you may also call the department’s toll-free hotline: 1-877-623-6748. To report an environmental emergency in North Carolina, call 1-800-858-0368.
The agency’s other regional and field offices and coastal reserves are all open to the public.
- 2016 Storms
- DEQ Contacts
- Storm Preparedness
- Recovery/After Storm
- Government Agency Links
- Current Storm Activity
- News Releases
- Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs
- Stephanie Hawco: (919) 707-8626
- Mike Rusher: (919) 707-8609
- Lexi Rudolph: (919) 707-8406
- Division of Coastal Management
- Sarah Young: (919) 707-8604
- Division of Waste Management & Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service
- Jamie Kritzer: (919) 707-8602
- Division of Water Resources - Water Quality Programs
- Marla Sink: (919) 707-9033
- Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources
- Bridget Munger: (919) 807-6363
- Asheville Regional Office
- (828) 296-4500
- Fayetteville Regional Office
- (910) 433-3300
- Mooresville Regional Office
- (704) 663-1699
- Raleigh Regional Office
- (919) 791-4200
- Washington Regional Office
- (252) 946-6481
- Wilmington Regional Office
- (910) 796-7215
- Winston-Salem Regional Office
- (336) 771-5000
- N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
- State Hurricane Information
- N.C. Division of Emergency Management