In 2018, Hurricane Florence's damaging winds and torrential rains caused widespread flooding in the Carolinas. This fund was created to support both immediate relief efforts such as access to food, water, and medicine, as well as the longer-term assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support Hurricane Florence relief and recovery efforts in the United States.
Hurricane Florence brought devastating floods, storm surges, and powerful winds to the Carolinas. Several of GlobalGiving's local nonprofit partners were on the ground in the immediate aftermath and are continuing to support the long-term recovery of survivors.
All donations to this fund will support Hurricane Florence preparation, recovery, and relief efforts in the United States. Initially, the fund helped first responders meet the immediate needs of affected communities, including food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work was completed, the fund transitioned to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are best positioned to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like hurricanes. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, there's potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors.
When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.