Family Unity Fair
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details about participating or sponsoring the event. Donors can have their ads placed in the AsOne Dedication Book and marketing materials.
People at ‘wits end’ seek help for emotional scars left by Hurricane Matthew
Video Interview featuring Joyce Elwood’s story of Survival
With thanks to Reporter Gilbert Baez of WRAL TV for this report
Contact CDRC for help in Your Recovery email@example.com
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.
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.