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Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Information

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community has provided assistance to those in need in the state of North Carolina and along the east coast who have suffered from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. After this devastating storm, UNC planned various relief and recovery efforts. For continued efforts, please send information to the Carolina Center for Public Service at Details will be posted on this site as well as the Public Service and Engagement at UNC Facebook page.

News and Announcements

If you would like to support Carolina’s response efforts, including future relief trips to affected areas, you can contribute to Carolina’s Disaster Relief Fund (0779) through the Carolina Development office.

A Campus Message from Chancellor Thorp

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Dear Carolina Students, Faculty and Staff:

Because of the combined impact of winter storms and Hurricane Sandy, more than 8 million Americans are without power, and many states have been flooded at record rates. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this massive storm.

For students with families in the affected areas, please be aware that the Dean of Students Office is prepared to help you make arrangements with faculty regarding missed classes and assignments, as well as to access emergency funds and other helpful resources. Call the office at (919) 966-4042.

Employees who have concerns about family members in the affected areas are welcome to contact the University’s Employee Assistance Program at (877) 314-5841.

To best determine how the University can provide assistance to people and communities affected by Sandy, I have asked the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and the Carolina Center for Public Service to coordinate our campus efforts and to serve as a centralized source of information. Please share information about relief efforts with the center by emailing

Thank you for considering how to help others in need.


Holden Thorp

Relief Agencies

American Red Cross

Salvation Army