Disaster Relief at Carolina and Beyond
UNC Disaster Relief Efforts
When a natural disaster strikes North Carolina, students, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill organize to provide assistance to those in need. These efforts have included:
- UNC Disaster Relief Fund
- American Indian Center, which supports recovery efforts for affected North Carolina tribal communities. To donate directly to a community, visit the Coharie Tribe donation fund or the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe donation fund.
- The Gillings School of Global Public Health has led disaster relief efforts.
State of North Carolina Disaster Relief Efforts
- North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster – North Carolina asks that volunteers do not self-deploy, as unexpected arrivals in affected communities creates an additional burden for first responders. Volunteer registration for hurricane relief can be completed through the NC VOAD.
- Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up through the State’s volunteer website or by filling out the Volunteer NC Disaster Volunteer Interest Form. Volunteers can indicate if they are interested in volunteering time, supplies, donations or resources to assist communities impacted by hurricanes.
Other Ways to Help
- United Way – 100% of individual donations given to these disaster recovery funds will be distributed to the affected areas.
- Crisis Cleanup – A free, award-winning, ready-to-use, open source application that connects disaster recovery organizations with the people who need help.
- Team Rubicon Disaster Response – Donate or volunteer with Team Rubicon in their efforts to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.