Several Columbus nonprofits awarded Hurricane Florence recovery grants

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County Community Foundation recently awarded $56,000 in recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support the long-term recovery of the local community from Hurricane Florence.

Organizations receiving grants are:

  • $13,000 to Community CPR for the purchase, long term rental or contracted service of a safe box truck for transporting donated home furnishings for victims of Hurricane Florence
  • $13,000 to Families First, Inc. for general operating support for replacement of destroyed furniture and equipment lost due to Hurricane Florence
  • $10,000 to the Columbus Baptist Association for supplies for countywide Hurricane Florence rebuilding projects
  • $5,000 to the Lake Waccamaw Food Ministry for ongoing support for hundreds of families impacted by Hurricane Florence
  • $5,000 to the Columbus County Arts Council for extensive repairs from Hurricane Florence to facility which is used by many county organizations and groups
  • $4,000 to the Whiteville Improvement Association to support and invest in the Small Business Recovery Fund for Hurricane Florence disaster relief and recovery
  • $4,000 to Men & Women United for Youth & Families, CDC to support Hurricane Florence County Disaster Relief Site in Delco, serving Columbus County by connecting families with jobs, transportation and food resources
  • $2,000 to the Columbus County Community Farmers Market to support the farmers’ market, damaged due to Hurricane Florence, which is a venue for local farmers to sell their produce and a purchasing source for citizens to buy fresh, healthy food

The grants were made from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund’s initial grantmaking allocations to support long-term recovery and meet unmet needs from Hurricane Florence in Columbus County.

“These grants are critical to the long-term recovery of Columbus County from Hurricane Florence,” said Becky High, CCCF advisory board president. “The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund is a pivotal resource to our local community thanks to the generosity of many donors who gave to help eastern North Carolina.”

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