The board of advisors of the Moore County Community Foundation recently awarded $15,000 in recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support the long-term recovery of the local community from Hurricane Florence.
Receiving the grants is Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills, Inc. for disaster relief and recovery in Moore County due to Hurricane Florence.
The grant was made from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund’s initial grantmaking allocations to support long-term recovery and meet needs from Hurricane Florence in Moore County.
“This grant is critical to the long-term recovery of Moore County from Hurricane Florence,” said Russell Sugg, MCCF advisory board president. “The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund is a pivotal resource to our local community thanks to the generosity of many donors who gave to help eastern North Carolina.”
NCCF is keenly aware of how deeply Hurricane Florence impacted eastern North Carolina and devastated many communities in our state, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, CEO and president.
“The North Carolina Community Foundation has been in these communities for more than 30 years and will continue to be there supporting disaster recovery long after the TV cameras are gone,” she said. “We were grateful to see the outpouring of generosity that supported the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund and are honored to steward these funds to support long-term recovery efforts and meet unmet needs.”
The Moore County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. MCCF was founded in 1991 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership – all for the benefit of Moore County.
The MCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. In addition to Sugg, board members include: Peggy Richardson Sarvis (vice president), Claudia Miller (secretary), Ellen Airs, Betsy Best, Hugh Bingham, Kea Capel, Blanchie Carter, Brantley Clifton, Marilyn Morgan Grube, Olujide Lawal, Patricia Niebauer, Randall Phillips, Lori Portfleet, Tony Price, Alice Robbins, Pam Wase and Greg Zywockinski.
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $145 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $270 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,300 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships.