Disaster Assistance

Coronavirus - How to Help


Food Banks

Food Packing & Delivery

Remote Volunteer Opportunities

Other Opportunities 

Statewide American Red Cross
Brunswick/New Hanover Counties Cape Fear Volunteer Center
Charlotte Share Charlotte
Cumberland County Cumberland County Council on Older Adults
Northeast NC Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity
Pitt County United Way of Pitt County
Southwest NC Hands On Asheville-Buncombe
Triangle Hands On Triangle
  The Center for Volunteer Caregiving
Triad Senior Services
  United Way of Forsyth County
  Volunteer Center Triad
Warren County Working Landscapes NC
Wayne County United Way of Wayne County


  • Blood - there is a shortage of blood available for much-needed procedures, both related and unrelated to COVID-19. Precautions are taken to ensure the safety of all involved. You can find a local blood drive by visiting the American Red Cross Blood Services website.
  • Food - donate healthy shelf-stable food to your local pantry, foodbank, backpack buddies, etc. You can find a local food pantry by visiting sites like FoodPantries.org and FeedingAmerica.org
  • Money - always give only to established organizations directly on their website, not through a link in an email. Consider the current needs such as food banks, homeless services, and community health. For additional information on how to give safely and research charities, visit the Consumer Protection or Secretary of State websites. 
  • PPE - many hospitals and facilities are in need of personal protective equipment (PPE). Below is a list of several current PPE donation drives, in addition, county Department of Social Services and Public Health offices are accepting donations of unused gloves, sanitizer, and surgical masks.
    • CLTgivePPE - Charlotte-area PPE donation drive
    • Transitions Lifecare - PPE for hospice workers
      • Email PPEsupplies@transitionslifecare.org or call 919-828-0890 to make arrangements for a drop-off at Transitions LifeCare (250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607)
      • Mailed to “Supplies” at Transitions LifeCare (250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607)

Coronavirus Needs

  • Local school systems are low on clamshells, mobile food service items.
  • Local homeless shelters are low on toilet paper and cleaning supplies.
  • Local nonprofits helping with feeding and caretaking need masks and gloves.

Coronavirus Resources for Individuals

Monitor and find resources at NC Public Health in addition to the CDC resources. Guide for BusinessesGuide for Healthcare Workers. PPE course for healthcare workers. Guide for Faith Organizations.

Call 2-1-1 for local information.

Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites.

Los padres que necesitan asistencia alimentaria para sus hijos pueden enviar un mensaje de texto con COMIDA al 877-877 para ubicar los sitios de comida gratis cercanos.

Food Banks and pantries are providing resources:

Other Resources

COVID-19 Nonprofit Assistance

Hurricane Recovery

Organizations need VOLUNTEERS from all backgrounds and experience levels.

Get Trained Before the Next Disaster

Watch the recorded CLE presentations at our Disaster Legal Services Bootcamp for attorneys and paralegals wanting to help following a natural disaster. 

Sign up for the next North Carolina's ReserveCorps trainings so you can help immediately after a disaster.

Depending upon the disaster and individual abilities, volunteers could be preventing further damage to homes, running a volunteer center, supporting mass care, managing crisis calls etc. We encourage all willing residents to register and get trained before the next big disaster, especially Veterans and AmeriCorps Alums. This Spring the trainings will be taught by NC Baptist on Mission. Background checks may be required prior to deployment as required by the ReserveCorps partnering organizations. Register for updates about additional trainings. 


      Call 2-1-1 for information about resources.


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