Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund
October 14, 2016
Hurricane Matthew's powerful winds and pelting rains hammered large areas in North Carolina causing record-breaking flooding, especially in some of the state's poorest communities. The North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children has established a Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund.
Please take a moment to read a message from Mark Jewell, President of the North Carolina Association of Educators
North Carolina has suffered a devastating loss due to historic flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew, which hit our state last weekend. A state of emergency has been declared in more than half of our 100 counties.
Massive flooding and water rescues are continuing as conditions deteriorate in many towns. The lingering effects of the storm have claimed 22 lives and many of our students, members, their families and communities have been greatly impacted by the disaster. Blankets, food and water are in dire need.
Homes are devastated in areas where it has never flooded and some cities and towns are completely under water. Many of our most impoverished communities have been hit the hardest and most are without flood insurance. A large number of schools have been flooded and some school districts may not be back in session for weeks.
NCAE and our Foundation for Public School Children are seeking your support to help provide the basic essentials to the thousands of North Carolinians effected by the storm. Please consider contributing to our NCFPSC disaster relief fund as well as sharing this information with your networks.
In North Carolina, our hearts are heavy, but our spirits are unbreakable. Thank you in advance for supporting our students, educators, and communities.