GREENVILLE, N.C.– United Way of Pitt County has released $25,000 in disaster relief funds to the American Red Cross to operate shelter services for residents impacted by Hurricane Matthew in Pitt County.
"United Way of Pitt County earmarked funds for disaster relief in 2014, long before the imminent threat of disaster. We did this because we are part of the community. We are here long before disaster strikes and long after the flood water recedes," says Marybeth Eason, Board Chair, United Way of Pitt County.
In addition, United Way of Pitt County has activated a Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund. These funds will be used for relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
Donations to this fund will be used to help Pitt County storm victims with both immediate and long-term recovery efforts.
“Funds raised here will stay local, helping Pitt County residents,” says Jim Cieslar, Executive Director, United Way of Pitt County.
Contributions to the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund can be made here or checks can be mailed to PO Box 1028, Greenville, NC 27835-1028.
United Way creates lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of community issues. We provide a safety net of basic needs services. But we also focus on school success and workforce development. For more information, call (252) 758-1604 or visit www.uwpcnc.org.