Eastern NC continues to recover from Hurricane Matthew


People in the southeast continue to deal with the effects of Hurricane Matthew weeks after the storm made landfall. The American Red Cross is with them, providing food, shelter and help with recovery.

In North Carolina, Red Cross has served more than 1,300,000 meals and snacks, dispatched about 280 emergency response vehicles to hard-hit areas, and provided more than 101,000 overnight stays in shelters.

But our work is far from over. In the U.S. alone, the response to Hurricane Matthew is anticipated to cost between approximately $24 – $28 million. We need the public’s support to help the thousands of people still suffering.

Help those affected by Hurricane Matthew by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.


Photos by Chris Polydoroff, American Red Cross volunteer.


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