Donations & Volunteering

How to Help Hurricane Irene Survivors in North Carolina


Donated goods are not being accepted by the state at this time. Emergency management officials recommend cash contributions over donated goods because it provides more flexibility to meet the precise needs of the storm survivors and also helps the local economy recover.


Gov. Perdue has set up a fund to provide financial assistance for hurricane survivors. The N.C. Disaster Relief Fund will accept monetary donations and is managed by the governor's office in partnership with the United Way of North Carolina. Donations are tax deductible and 100 percent of donated funds will go to survivors. To donate or get information about the fund, please go to: Donations also may be made to other reputable non-profit agencies and faith-based organizations that respond to disasters. “For those looking for a way to give back,” Perdue said, “this is a great opportunity to help.”

NC Disaster Relief Fund
20312 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27612

Cash donations may also be made to any of the voluntary organizations that respond to disasters. Information about these organizations may be found at:


Individuals who would like to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, please visit to register. Please click on the Hurricane Irene registration unit.


Please contact the Governor's Emergency Information Bilingual Hotline
     English and Spanish: 1-888-835-9966
     Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 711