Hurricane Matthew

Our North Carolina Neighbors Need our Help

Many of our North Carolina neighbors have been affected by Hurricane Matthew and the flooding that followed - especially in the eastern part of our state. Citizens of many communities lost everything they had to the flooding, had to be rescued from their homes, and are now living in shelters and facing a long road to recovery. Some communities suffered serious damage to roads, county and city buildings, and other community infrastructure. 
Right now the priority is on rescue and relief efforts in the communities where flooding is still occurring. As the flooding subsides, efforts will turn to rebuilding in the affected communities. We will keep this webpage up-to-date with the latest information as we receive it. Please check back often for donation needs, volunteer opportunities, and other storm-related information.


The UW Helps NC Fund supports response and recovery efforts related to Hurricane Matthew and the flooding. Donations to the Fund allow United Ways in local communities to respond to immediate requests by our local agencies as needs unfold throughout the coming weeks. You may designate your donation to go to the United Way that serves the county or counties you want to help or choose to designate your donation to be used where it is needed most.  

Giving Methods:
  • Online by clicking the DONATE button or visiting
  • Texting UWHELPSNC to 41444
  • Mailed to United Way of North Carolina at 875 Walnut Street, Suite 150, Cary, NC, 27511. Checks should be made out to UWNC. Please indicate UWHelpsNC and the county you want to help (if applicable) in the memo of your check or money order. Checks with no county indicated will be designated to be used where needed most. 

NC 2-1-1

Residents who need assistance related to the hurricane can dial 2-1-1 to reach a trained call specialist who can help them find resources they need.  The NC 2-1-1 Call Center has answered more than 12,500 disaster related calls since the storm in October. Call specialists have helped people find evacuation routes, food, water and shelter,assistance with FEMA applications, post-disaster cleanup assistance, and home rehab and rebuilding assistance. NC 2-1-1 is provided to the residents of North Carolina by United Way and is available in all 100 counties.  Learn more about NC 2-1-1 by clicking here.


NC United Ways Respond to Hurricane Matthew

North Carolina United Ways are working with partners in communities affected by Hurricane Matthew to ensure residents' relief and recovery needs are being met quickly and efficiently. To learn more about the specific work a community United Way is doing to help those affected by the Hurricane, scroll down to the county you are interested in.



Ways to Help

During times of disaster we all want to help our neighbors in need, and Hurricane Matthew is no exception. United Way of North Carolina has compiled information about ways to help our NC neighbors who’ve been affected by Hurricane Matthew and the flooding in the eastern part of our state.