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Hurricane Matthew

Helping Our North Carolina Neighbors Affected by Hurricane Matthew

If you have been affected by Hurricane Matthew and are looking for assistance, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162. Our call specialists are available 24/7/365 and have the most up to date information on what's available in your community. 

Many of our North Carolina neighbors are still affected by Hurricane Matthew and the flooding that followed - especially in the eastern part of our state. Citizens of many communities had to be rescued from their homes, lost everything they had to the flooding, and are now facing a long road to recovery. Some communities suffered serious damage to roads, county and city buildings, and other community infrastructure. Rebuilding has only just begun and can last for years.

During times of disaster we all want to help our neighbors in need, and Hurricane Matthew is no exception. United Way of North Carolina has compiled the following information about ways to help our NC neighbors who’ve been affected by Hurricane Matthew and the flooding in the eastern part of our state. Please check back often for donation needs, volunteer opportunities, and other storm-related information.

Organizations Providing Recovery and Rebuilding Services

Is your organization providing or planning to provide recovery and rebuilding assistance in NC communities affected by Hurricane Matthew? Our NC 2-1-1 call specialists want to know more about your services.

Share information about your organization's services by clicking here. The NC 2-1-1 call specialists will use the information to appropriately direct callers to your organization's services. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are posted on the NC VOAD website at Individuals, groups and organizations interested in volunteer opportunities may also click the Membership tab to contact individual member organizations to find out about their current volunteer needs.

To register a group for crisis clean-up, visit Crisis Clean Up at Groups must have a recommendation from an NC VOAD organization before registering.

Financial Donations

Donate to NC 2-1-1

NC 2-1-1 call specialists continue to receive multiple calls daily related to Hurricane Matthew and the flooding. Donations to NC 2-1-1 allow us to continue to assist those affected by Hurricane Matthew as well as respond to future disasters. 

Giving Methods:

Online by clicking the DONATE button

Mailed to NC 2-1-1 at 875 Walnut Street, Suite 150, Cary, NC, 27511. Checks should be made out to NC 2-1-1. 

Donations to Organizations Providing Relief in Affected Communities

Donations may be made to NC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NC VOAD) members who are providing relief efforts and assisting with long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts. To view a list of NC VOAD members, visit and contact the agency directly to learn more about their Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

Governor's Disaster Relief Fund

The Governor has activated the NC Disaster Relief Fund to support long-term recovery efforts by NC VOAD members. Interested individuals and organizations can visit or text NCRECOVERS to 30306 to make a donation. The Fund financially supports long-term recovery efforts performed by NC VOAD members by providing 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.

NC United Ways Respond to Hurricane Matthew

North Carolina United Ways are working with partners in communities affected by Hurricane Matthew to ensure residents' recovery needs are being met quickly and efficiently. To learn more about the specific work a community United Way is doing to help those affected by the Hurricane or to volunteer, click here for a list of local United Ways' contact information.

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