** Fundraiser for Robeson County Disaster Recovery Coalition (RCDRC) **

RCDRC is partnering with iFOCUS Theater for a fundraising good time!  The theater, located at 2510 Legion Road here in Fayetteville, is donating 15% of each ticket sold to RCDRC. The mystery-dinner show ‘What Goes Around, Comes Around…’ is playing on June 1st, 3rd, 15th, and 17th, and tickets are available at and Eventbrite.  What a great excuse to have a fun time and support our sister organization, too!


FAMILY UNITY FAIR:  CDRC hopes that you made it out to the 1st Annual Family Unity Fair in Festival Park on April 14th, 2018. This year’s event, which was well attended by the public, was co-sponsored by CDRC and Snyder Memorial Baptist Church.  We had 60+ vendors whose services included disaster and recovery, housing assistance, eliminating hunger, clothing, mental health and family services, just to name a few!  The Family Unity Fair was a huge success and we are already planning for next year’s event.

Family Unity Fair – Be sure to stop by and see us at the Disaster Training Tent in Fayetteville’s Festival Park, on April 14, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We will have ongoing activities on how you can prepare for a disaster and actions to take if a disaster impacts you!

Come on out and join in on “all” of the activities at Fayetteville’s Festival Park on April 14, 2018!  The Family Unity Fair is co-sponsored by Cumberland Disaster Recovery Coalition and Snyder Memorial Baptist Church.

 The Family Unity Fair, co-sponsored by Snyder Memorial Baptist Church and Cumberland Disaster Recovery Coalition, will provide our Cumberland County residents with access to agencies and services that can make a difference in their lives.
Services provided will include disaster preparedness & relief, children’s services, employment and housing assistance, health services (with a healthy family and health screening area), and veteran services. The Disaster Awareness and Preparedness tent will host several guest speakers and training, and a Ministry Impact Fair will provide immediate assistance for persons in need.
We will have food vendors on hand and lots of fun activities and crafts for the children. Come on out to learn about some of the great programs and offerings available to our Cumberland County residents, and have a good time while you’re at it!
For our Agency, Vendors, and Nonprofit friends who would like to participate in the Family Unity Fair, we have tents, booths and chairs that are available for a minimal donation. Please contact Cumberland Disaster Recovery Coalition, at (910) 491-3694, or for further details about participating or sponsoring the event. Donors can have their ads placed in the AsOne Dedication Book and marketing materials.

Fayetteville since Hurricane Matthew

Fayetteville since Hurricane Matthew

It is the end of June and Six families still remain in hotels, 9 months after the hurricane.

        Can you imagine living in a hotel for 9 months?

Likely having no real kitchen to speak of, no refrigerator, no stove, no individual bedrooms, one bathroom for everyone, no room for books or toys, no privacy…. further away from your place of employment or your school…  This kind of living is stressful, expensive, challenging, disruptive.   In Lumberton the number of families still in hotels is much higher. This is why the rebuilding-recovery work remains urgent.

       In addition to people in hotels many people are in temporary housing – rentals, trailers, living with extended family, etc. while homes and businesses are rebuilt.

Paying both rent in temporary shelter while also paying a mortgage on a home you cannot use is a financial nightmare for so many survivors.

The Long Term Recovery work provides not only mental health support for these stressful realities, it also provides case management to assist people in navigating the various sources of help needed to live in these challenging times.  Our Long Term Recovery Groups speak with and on behalf of survivors to raise money and volunteers to get our neighbors back on their feet.


  • We leverage grants,
  • we appeal to business,
  • we seek volunteers,
  • we raise awareness,
  • we care, we help,
  • we offer light in darkness. 
This rebuilding can only be truly done with your help. Please volunteer today.

Pressing Needs

Urgently NEEDED in Fayetteville:

  • Several survivors are in need of dressers and the Furniture bank is currently out of them. All dressers must be in nearly like new condition. (we cannot do repairs or repainting)
  • The Fayetteville CDRC needs the participation of community members to be on committees (this is not construction work!)
  • Volunteer Work Groups to repair homes
    • for an overnight group willing to work in Fayetteville or Lumberton, please contact Eden Roberts at Volunteer Management Office of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance at the National Call Center  1.866.732.6121 (toll-free) or UMCOR Don Evans devans @
    • To volunteer but not stay overnight, just contact CDRC or UMCOR Don Evans devans @
  • The CDRC Coalition Partners meet together every other Tuesday at 5:30PM. Visitors are welcome to come learn about the volunteer opportunities.

POSTED June 30, 2017

Needed Donations

On October 8, 2016 the CDRC lost its own offices in the Hurricane Matthew Flooding. This included the loss of computers, records, office supplies, furniture and more. So we humbly ask the community to support us with these donations for running the CDRC office. The office is now located in the Community Foundation building at 310 Green Street, Downtown.