North Carolina Disaster Relief

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North Carolina Disaster Relief Information

When disaster strikes our state, our nation or someplace around the world, UNC students, faculty and staff mobilize to offer help. With the recent tornados that have ravaged North Carolina, the UNC community once again stands ready to support those in need. This is where you can learn how you can help.

We will list events and opportunities to get involved below. If you are aware of other efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like to have listed on this page, please send an email to CCPS.

 

A Message from Chancellor Thorp

Dear Carolina Students, Faculty and Staff:

Here in Chapel Hill, our thoughts and prayers are with those across the state who have been affected by Saturday’s tornados. We are identifying any students, faculty and staff directly affected, as well as establishing contact with those communities in North Carolina to find out what they need.

To best determine how we can help, I have asked the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) to coordinate our campus efforts and to serve as centralized source of information. Please check the CCPS website at http://ccps.unc.edu/ for information and share information about relief efforts with the center by emailing ccps@unc.edu.

One thing we do know is that the situation is being handled by emergency management, and the state has asked that no volunteers visit the affected areas right now, in the immediate aftermath. Given the scope of the disaster, however, certain volunteer efforts will be needed in the near future and for many months to come. Meanwhile, you can donate money to the Red Cross or to our campus Disaster Relief Fund at the Carolina Center for Public Service. The center will also coordinate a food drive for the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina.

As we know what other relief efforts are underway, we will share that information on the website and through our UNC Facebook page.

Sincerely,

Holden Thorp