CFWNC activated its Emergency and Disaster Response Fund, in partnership with Dogwood Health Trust, to accept and disburse funds for WNC flood relief efforts. The goal was to help frontline nonprofit organizations quickly meet increasing demands for help. Photos above by Bill Graham, courtesy of Mountain Projects.
Nonprofits used a simple, expedited process to access funds with grants awarded on a rolling basis. Some proactive grants were awarded. The purpose of the Emergency and Disaster Response Fund (EDRF) is to respond to immediate or urgent needs that unexpectedly arise in our region. This effort funded human services organizations providing emergency relief to victims of flooding from Tropical Depression Fred and human services organizations whose ability to provide their services was directly affected by flooding.
Administrative fees were waived so that every dollar went directly to assistance.
Thomas L. and Phyllis Day Davis Fund
East Tennessee Foundation
Edward and Vicki Jenest Charitable Fund
Dr. Robert J. and Kimberly S. Reynolds Fund