Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Grants for Hurricane Matthew Survivors

American Red Cross: The purpose of this grant is to assist Hurricane Matthew survivors with repairs of homes and equipment such as wheelchairs, CPAC machines and masks, handicap ramps, and other items as deemed within the grant guidelines. Priority will be given to individuals with access and functional needs, individuals who are 65 and older, and families with children under the age of 10. Individuals and families whose incomes are 138% or less of the federal poverty level are encouraged to apply.

A maximum of $250 per family will be payable to the vendor for services provided. The initial disbursement of the grant will begin July 1, 2017.

You can walk into the United Way of Robeson County office at 2512-A Fayetteville Road in Lumberon, or you can make an appointment by calling the Robeson county Disaster Recovery Committee at  (910) 370-1648.

Medication from the Heart: Medication funding grants are available to assist Hurricane Matthew survivors who are age 65 and older and who live in Robeson County. The grants can help those with limited financial resources purchase prescription and over-the-counter medications. A maximum of $150 per individual will be made payable to the vendor for services provided over a twelve-month period. The initial disbursement will begin Jully 1, 2017.

You can walk into the United Way of Robeson County office at 2512-A Fayetteville Road in Lumberon, or you can make an appointment by calling the Robeson county Disaster Recovery Committee at  (910) 370-1648.

Help Available for Victims of Hurricane Matthew

If you suffered damages or losses because of Hurricane Matthew, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering help. You should register as soon as possible. You can register in the following ways:

  • Visit DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Download the FEMA Mobile App
  • Call 800-621-3362 -- Multi-lingual operators are available
  • If you use 711 or Video Relay Service, call 800-621-3362
  • If you use TTY, call 800-462-7585

If you have a problems accessing help or services because of a disability, call Disability Rights NC at 919-856-2195 or toll-free at 877-235-4210.

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