CFWNC has 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 is to help frontline nonprofit organizations quickly meet increasing demands for help.
Nonprofits will use a simple, expedited process to access funds with grants awarded on a rolling basis. Some proactive grants will be 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. Currently, EDRF is funding human services organizations providing emergency relief to victims of flooding from Tropical Depression Fred and to human services organizations whose ability to provide their services has been directly affected by flooding. Initially, grants up to $10,000 will be awarded on a rolling basis.
Within CFWNC’s 18 county region, the state and national major disaster declarations include Avery, Buncombe, Haywood, Madison, Transylvania, and Yancey counties. While all of these counties are eligible to apply, priority will be given to counties most significantly affected by the flooding; Haywood, Transylvania and Buncombe.
Members of the community who wish to support aid to those affected may donate to the Emergency and Disaster Response Fund. Administrative fees are waived so that every dollar will go 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