Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence Relief:
What's Happening and How to Help


Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Friday morning with 90+ mph winds. Moving at a menacingly slow pace, Hurricane Florence is expected to dump 20-40 inches of rain over the Carolinas and mirror conditions that caused massive flooding in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Several of GlobalGiving’s local nonprofit partners are preparing to respond and have asked us to help fund any necessary relief and recovery efforts on the ground.

The projects below, as part of GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Florence Relief Fund, will provide emergency funding to locally driven relief efforts, providing food, medicine, and other essential supplies to help people impacted by the storm.

We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future disasters. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors and subscribers.

Projects responding to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence Relief Fund
Hurricane Florence is forecast to have damaging winds and torrential rains. This fund will support preparation and relief efforts in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine. If necessary, this fund will also support longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support any necessary Hurricane Florence preparation, relief, and recovery efforts in the United States.
Hurricane Florence: Help Kids in North Carolina
Hurricane Florence is set to make landfall in North Carolina. This fund will provide diapers at no cost to our community partners, who are recovering and rebuilding. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water. Diapers are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.
Emergency Fuel - Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence is has caused life-threatening storm surge, powerfully damaging winds and catastrophic flooding across the southeastern coast of the US. With over 1 million people evacuated and over 3 million at risk of losing power, widespread fuel shortages are being reported. This project will support FRF's response teams to source, transport, and distribute free fuel to those who need it most. Help us help the Carolinas!
Responding to Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence has brought torrential rain and widespread flooding. World Vision is launching an emergency response in the Carolinas, providing emergency relief supplies to those in the hardest-hit areas. Your gift will help provide immediate relief to children and families impacted by this fierce storm.
Emergency Response to Hurricane Florence
International Medical Corps is mobilizing resources and deploying an assessment team to the Carolinas, as Hurricane Florence has grown into a potentially catastrophic storm. With landfall in southeastern North Carolina, the storm is likely to paralyze a large region of the country, and the millions in Florence's path could be without electricity, straining healthcare and other critically needed services. Our teams are pre-positioning to quickly respond should local officials need support.
Hurricane Florence Disaster Response
COHI's team is watching Hurricane Florence closely and we are ready to respond. Our allies living and working in the communities directly in the storm's path are bracing for flooding, storm surges and high winds. COHI will respond by prioritizing the unique needs of vulnerable women and children, and specifically people of color and the LGBTQI community. Our response will focus on meeting the needs of our allies in the area to provide women and children with the services and resources they need.
Stabilizing Communities after Hurricane Florence
Over the next three months, this project will help stabilize at least 300 families whose homes have been damaged by Hurricane Florence. We are assembling staff, equipment and vehicles in Florida, coordinating remotely with FEMA, State Emergency Management Agencies and NVOAD non-profits (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters), and monitoring the storm's destruction. Next week, when appropriate to enter affected areas, we will deploy and update this page as to our location.
Mercy Corps Responds to Hurricane Florence
In the wake of Hurricane Florence, one of the strongest storms of the year, Mercy Corps has team members on the ground in North Carolina to assess the damage from the storm and determine the biggest needs of the hardest-hit communities.
Hurricane Florence Children's Relief Fund
As Hurricane Florence continues to intensify into a life-threatening storm, bringing up to 140 mile per hour winds and heavy rains towards the coastline of North and South Carolina, Save the Children is assembling a team in North Carolina to help children and families bracing for the powerful storm.
World Central Kitchen Hurricane Florence Response
WCK's Chef Relief Team is committed to providing 150,000 chef-prepared meals for victims of Hurricane Florence in the southeastern United States.
Hurricane Florence First Response and Flood Relief
We are currently in Wilmington and New Bern NC helping with street and sewer clearing. We also assist with downed trees, immobilized vehicles and power lines. In the event we come upon someone in distress, we provide first aid and first response aid until local EMS, police or airlift relieve us of the patient or evacuee. Our current mission is one week, with a foreseeable 2nd week or more in between Wilmington and New Bern. We hope to help with Havelock, NC as well when the water goes down.
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