The North Carolina Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation’s (NCHBECF) Board of Trustees on Friday approved the establishment of the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund to raise money to benefit NCHBA members and their families affected by the storm, which has ravaged eastern North Carolina. An allocation of $20,000 was made by the Board to kick off this fundraising campaign.
“For many of our members, the recovery is just beginning,” said Mike Carpenter, NCHBA Executive Vice President. “There’s a long road ahead, and we want to be able to help. We’re pleased to announce this $20,000 contribution to ‘prime the pump’ to provide assistance to our members who’ve been hardest hit by the massive flooding.”
“We anticipate surveying our affected locals to identify needs once the flood waters recede,” Carpenter added. “Once that is done, our NCHBECF Board of Directors will develop a game plan. In the meantime, we encourage our members to be generous in their contributions so that we have sufficient resources to be effective.”
Contributions to the Relief Fund may be made by check at this time. Checks should be made payable to the “NCHBA Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc.” On the memo line, please specify the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund. Checks should be mailed to the North Carolina Home Builders Association, PO Box 99090, Raleigh, NC 27624. Contributions to the North Carolina Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. are fully tax deductible.