Support for students affected by Hurricane Florence
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched the Florence Student Emergency Fund to provide support to students who face financial hardships as a result of Hurricane Florence.
The fund helps those who face financial hardships as a result of Hurricane Florence. The hub has specially trained teams that will work with students to develop plans to meet their needs. Interested UNC-Chapel Hill students should visit the Student Success Hub in the Carolina Union room 2416, call 919-843-0145, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The fund and the hub are open to all enrolled students, including undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
The initiative is a $2 million fund, where $1 million is being raised through a philanthropic match. Visit the website to donate to the Florence Student Emergency Fund.
Support for State Employees Community Service
Community Service Leave Eligible Organizations
OSHR has provided a temporary expansion of eligible organizations so that state employees can volunteer for organized efforts coordinated by a local government (county or municipality) entity to address Hurricane Florence recovery activities in addition to regular coverage for activities provided by established nonprofits. Managers and supervisor should follow the current protocols in place for their areas when evaluating requests for using CSL.
Community Service Leave Additional Hours
Likewise, OSHR has approved an additional 16 hours (two days) of paid CSL leave, exclusively for storm-related volunteer activities. This increases the maximum amount of paid CSL leave from 24 hours to 40 hours for the remainder of 2018. The additional CSL will expire on December 31, 2018.
Additionally, OSHR has authorized an expansion of the CSL Policy to allow state employees to use up to 40 hours of CSL for any Florence-related volunteer activity. Employees should obtain prior approval from their supervisor and are responsible for providing documentation that additional hours used are storm-related using the current procedures for CSL. A new accrual, ‘Community Service Leave Opt A Hurricane Relief’ with 16 hours has been added in TIM for permanent employees. Should you have an employee who wishes to use this additional leave for storm-related volunteer activities, the pay code, ‘Community Service Leave Opt A HR’ may be entered in their timecard by a Manager or TIM Administrator.
Disaster Relief Resources
Various resources are available to support and assist those affected by Hurricane Florence. Below is a listing of available resources.
- NC Emergency Management – FEMA, State guidance documents and other Hurricane Florence information.
- Legal Aid Disaster Relief Handbook
- Disaster Ready Agencies – partners of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
- Healthcare Ready
- North Carolina Department of Public Safety
- North Carolina Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program Application – for more information or to find a program office, click here
- Environmental Health Resources – The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility compiled a list of resources, including moisture and mold cleanup, safe drinking water, child care needs and more.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Services
- FEMA Hurricane Florence Resource Page
- North Carolina Nonprofits Resources List
- Employee Relief Funds – For companies wanting to provide funding support for their employees during disasters, E4E relief is available to help organizations set up Employee Relief Funds.
Harnett County Resources
- Think Smart Outreach – Pamela Williams, 55 Think Smart Lane Erwin, NC 28339, 910-814-8762.
- Dunn Police Athletic League – Rodney Rowland, 610 Fairground Road Dunn, NC 28334, 910-892-1873.
- Gospel Tabernacle Church – 2105 West Cumberland Street Dunn, NC 28334, 910-892-4011.
- Recruiters for Christ Church – 933 Red Hill Church Road Dunn, NC 28334, 910-897-3020.