FFTC Hurricane Florence Relief: Response, Rescue, Recover, Rebuild

When Hurricane Florence hit the Carolina coast in September 2018, thousands of residents were forced to flee the dangerous storm and were left with the daunting task of rebuilding. Foundation For The Carolinas created the Hurricane Florence Response Fund to offer relief to those in greatest need.

Generous donors in our region and beyond rallied to raise money for the fund. From the $1 million gift from Michael Jordan to the $75 gift from a Brooklyn, N.Y., bake sale – and everything in between – the community came together to help those affected by the disaster. Even local retailers and restaurants did their part by hosting fundraisers and holding auctions to support the fund.

This is the story of the fund and the nonprofits, people and families impacted by Hurricane Florence.