Donations made in cash are better than giving supplies because of the logistics that are required to sort and transport goods, Acree said. With monetary donations, organizations can buy what they need.
To volunteer, visit the state's for more information.
Here's a sample of charities working to provide aid for victims of Hurricane Florence across the region:
North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
The NC Disaster Relief Fund was activated by the Governor’s Office. Text FLORENCE to 20222 to send a donation, or go to for more information on how to help.
American Red Cross
The website has a Hurricane Florence donation option, where people can safely donate any amount of money instantly. If you have an Amazon Echo, you can say “Alexa, donate to Hurricane Florence” to donate to the American Red Cross.
The popular donating website, has several vetted options to donate directly to organizations helping with hurricane relief. Some of the recommended groups are Animals of Hurricane Florence, helping with animal rescue; Task Force 75, a group of volunteers helping with relief; and Planet Ready Hurricane Relief.
The website assures donors their money will be allocated correctly.
“GoFundMe is working with state and local officials to ensure that the money raised on GoFundMe will get to those who need it most,” the website stated.
The Salvation Army
The allows donations online and provides information on their disaster relief efforts. You can donate in honor or in memory of someone.
Michael Jordan, a former Wilmington, N.C. resident, UNC basketball player in the 1980s and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, is working with local organizations and the NBA to raise disaster relief funds. Visit to learn how you can help.
“It’s truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and to the surrounding areas,” Jordan said in a statement. “To all those affected, stay safe and know that we’re here to help.”
The Louisiana Cajun Navy
The Cajun Navy is a Louisiana based volunteer group that helps rescue people trapped after disasters. To learn how to help out or donate visit their