RALEIGH, NC (FOX 46) - Governor McCrory activated the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund Tuesday to support long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Matthew.
The governor's office said they're coordinating the relief fund in partnership with the United Way of North Carolina, which will serve as the administrative organization for the fund through the use of its 501(c)3 status.
"A lot of communities are hurting right now in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and the devastation is beyond words," Governor McCrory said in a written statement, released on Tuesday. "Our people are resilient and this disaster relief fund will help ensure North Carolina recovers."
People or organizations that want to donate funds to the relief fund can visit NCDisasterRelief.org or mail checks payable to "North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund" to:
North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
Office of the Governor
20312 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-0312
The NC Disaster Relief Fund only accepts financial contributions, and will not accept food or clothing. Opportunities to volunteer can be found here.