RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane survivors who don't qualify for federal and state disaster aid or whose needs aren't fully met by such assistance may receive help from the interfaith organizations and other recovery groups which provide money, materials, volunteer labor and referrals to hurricane survivors in North Carolina counties.
Comprised of churches and religious organizations and often assisted by local, state, and voluntary agencies, interfaith organizations in many counties have taken on the task of assisting hurricane survivors with their long-term recovery. By coordinating the activities of numerous groups, the interfaith organizations seek to maximize resources and avoid duplication of services.
Interfaith organizations arrange for a representative to meet with people seeking assistance to gather information about their circumstances. The organizations assist those people whose needs match their resources and priorities.
North Carolinians who need additional assistance with disaster-related needs which have not been met by federal or state governments or other agencies are urged to call the American Red Cross (800-958-2351) for a referral to the interfaith organization or long-term recovery group serving hurricane victims in their area.