North Carolina Disasters

flooded property in Princeville following Hurricane Matthew

No community within North Carolina is immune to the havoc and devastation caused by a disaster, whether natural or manmade. The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund was established to help address needs in the aftermath of a disaster. All contributions to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund are tax deductible.



VISA or Mastercard


North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
Office of the Governor
20312 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-0312

Check or Money Order
(payable to "North Carolina Disaster Relief")



Immediately after a disaster, many people want to help. Get trained and register in advance so you can help.

Volunteer for your local fire or EMS department. As a Fire Corps volunteer, you can expect to assist your department in a non-emergency role. North Carolina Fire Corps locations are all over the state.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) require training to educate individuals about disaster preparedness and basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. There are local trainings available. Learn and register now, before the disaster hits, so that you know exactly how to help others. If additional volunteers are needed immediately after a disaster, the Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (VolunteerNC) will provide a message to the media that will include instructions on how volunteers can register to help. In addition, check our Volunteer Opportunities page for links of posted volunteer needs.

Weeks, months and years after a disaster, volunteers are still needed. In North Carolina there are many counties in need of restoration volunteers right now. For volunteer opportunities related to disaster restoration, please visit NC Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (NCVOAD).