Powered by United Way of the Cape Fear AreaBRUNSWICK VOAD


The Brunswick County VOAD formed in 2018 after Hurricane Florence severely impacted our region. Since that time, the BVOAD has worked in partnership with dozens of nonprofit, government, faith-based, and private entities to serve the residents of Brunswick County who have experienced hardships related to disaster.

Contact Us: voadbrunswick@gmail.com

Brunswick VOAD Partners and Community Resources

American Red Cross
Website: www.redcross.org
1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767)
The Red Cross is a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education. The scope of services offered depends on the size of the disaster but may include assistance with shelters, providing food, emergency supplies, casework, financial assistance and linking you to resources.

Baptists on Mission Disaster Relief
Website: https://baptistsonmission.org/Mission-Projects/By-Mission-Type/Disaster-Relief
Contact Person: Tom Beam tbeam@ncbaptist.org
The purpose of NCBOM’s Disaster Relief Ministry is to relieve human suffering caused by disasters by providing among other things: hot meals, debris removal, child care and family assistance. We work with various disaster organizations in order to achieve this goal: American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, NC Emergency Management, and a variety of groups.

Brunswick County Emergency Services – Emergency Management Division
Website: https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/emergency/
Contact: Leslie Stanley, Volunteer and Non-Profit Coordinator Leslie.stanley@brunswickcountync.gov
Sometimes, when people are faced with a hardship, they don’t know where to turn for help and are not aware of the varying resources within our area. As the Non-Profit Coordinator, assistance is provided to citizens to connect with non-profits that may be able to aid in their need.

Brunswick County Emergency Services – Emergency Management Division
Access and Functional Needs Program
Website: https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/emergency/
Contact: Kelley Currie, Access and Functional Needs Coordinator
The Access & Functional Needs (AFN) Coordinator is here to assist residents who may have additional needs before, during and/or after emergency events in functional areas of their lives, such as maintain communications, health, independence, support services and/or transportation, and create emergency preparedness plans. Such residents may also choose to be included in the AFN registry; to receive phone calls from the AFN Team (i.e., from a live person) in advance of anticipated emergencies, like hurricanes, or soon after emergency events that occur with little to no warning to ensure safety and connect residents with community resources as needed.

Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity
Website: https://brunswickcountyhabitat.org/
Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1993, and is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We believe that safe and decent shelter should be a fundamental human right. Our goal and mission is to end substandard housing. People from all walks of life are invited to work together with us to help build houses for those families in need. Our homeowners include young families with small children, single parents and those with disabilities. Our homes are built with volunteer labor, tax deductible donations, and proceeds from our ReStore retail locations. Homeowners invest a substantial amount of time and sweat equity into building their own homes. The house is then sold to the partner family with a below market interest rate. Money collected from partner family mortgage repayments is used to help finance the construction of future Habitat homes.

Brunswick County Health Services
Website: www.brunswickcountync.gov (click on health dept link)
Contact: Diana Hills, Preparedness Coordinator, diana.hills@brunswickcountync.gov
The health department focusses on maintaining public health. The health Dept has developed
policies, plans and procedure for how Brunswick County Health Services will respond to
incidents / disasters in order to protect our community / communities following any emergency
or disaster. They work closely with Brunswick County Emergency Management to support
shelters, the emergency operations center and other areas as determined by local leadership to
meet the needs of the county while protecting our overall health and safety.

Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA)
Website: https://brunswickfamily.org/
Contact: Stephanie Bowen, sbowen@brunswickfamily.org
During disasters, BFA distributes food, supplies and other needed commodities through mobile distribution sites. BFA also provides financial assistance for rent and utilities if the family was financially impacted by the disaster.

Brunswick Senior Resources (BSRI)
Website: bsrinc.org
Brunswick Senior Resources provides resources, programs, and support to promote the well-being and enhance the quality of life for all senior adults of Brunswick County. The Aging Resource Specialists will connect residents 60 and older and their caregivers to community programs, resources, and support by providing information and referrals to other providers in the community and assistance in navigating application processes as well as connection to meals, homecare, resources, and counseling.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, Inc. / Cape Fear Regional Office
Website: http://www.catholiccharitiesraleigh.org
910-251-8130 (ext 2706)
Contact: Vickie Sasser, Disaster Specialist
Providing help to our brothers and sisters in need by alleviating the effects of poverty and creating hope by developing solutions to transform lives. We serve people by providing direct services and collaborating with the range of community partners to ensure vulnerable and isolated individuals and families are respected and supported. We offer a food bank as well as preparedness, response and recovery from natural disasters. We coordinate volunteer labor to work on construction sites to help families return home after disaster.

Coastal Horizons
Website: https://coastalhorizons.org/
Contact person: Caitlin Garner, Mobile Clinic Coordinator, Cgarner@coastalhorizons.org
Coastal Horizons promotes healthier lives, stronger families, and safer communities by providing a broad range of effective, evidence-based substance use, mental health, crisis intervention, justice, and wellness services to persons in need. Services offered include mental health / substance use assessments, outpatient therapy, medication management, and peer support.

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
Website: www.fema.gov
FEMA is a government agency that coordinates the federal response to disasters, such as natural disasters. The mission is to help people before, during and after emergencies through direct assistance, grant funds, risk management and other programs for businesses, communities and individuals.

Legal Aid of NC, Inc.
Website: legalaidnc.org/disaster
866-219-5262 (ext 2657)
Legal Aid of North Carolina Disaster Relief Project provides legal assistance and education to survivors of natural disasters in North Carolina and supports community economic development and long-term recovery in disaster impacted communities.

Lutheran Services Carolina
Website: https://lscarolinas.net
Contact: Ilham Thurston, ithurston@lscarolinas.net
Lutheran Services Carolinas Disaster Team is responsible for both states NC/SC working with different non-profit and government partners providing disaster services, disaster case management and donation management.

NC 2-1-1 Helpline
Website: https://nc211.org/
Dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 to speak with a call specialist.
NC 211 is an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Accessible via an easy-to-remember, three-digit number, families and individuals can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within their community.

NC Conference United Methodist Church
Website: http://www.nccumc.org/disaster
Contact Person: Ann Huffman, disaster@nccumc.org
Early Response Team (ERT) volunteers tarp roofs, remove debris, clean out and muck out flooded homes. 1 elite tree removal team that will remove trees that other groups cannot tackle.

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)
Website: http://www.riden2n.org
Neighbor to Neighbor offers non-emergent services, rides for clients to doctor appointments and shopping for groceries. There is an application process and donations are encouraged, as they are a non-profit.

North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI)
Website: www.ncdoi.gov
The NC Department of Insurance provides online information about what to do before, during and after a disaster. After a disaster, NCDOI staff also assist consumers when they have questions and concerns about their claim.

NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR)
Website: https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/
Our office manages federal long-term disaster recovery funding that is not made available to the state until (usually) 1-2 years after a disaster. Programs include: Homeowner Recovery Program, Strategic Buyout Program, Community Development (affordable housing and infrastructure), and local and tribal government grants and loans, and resiliency.

Salvation Army of Cape Fear
Website: https://southernusa.salvationarmy.org/cape-fear/?q=capefear/home/
Contact: Major Kenneth Morris 910-443-8507, kenneth.morris@uss.salvationarmy.org
Salvation Army disaster relief efforts focus on seven core services – training, donations management, disaster social services, emergency communications, emotions and spiritual care, food service and recovery. In addition, the Salvation Army provides other services including homeless shelter, clothing and furniture vouchers, rent and utilities emergency assistance, food pantry and soup kitchen.

Trillium Health Resources
Website: trilliumhealthresources.org
Administrative and Business Mattes 866-998-2597
Member and Recipient Services: 877-685-2415
Provider Support Service: 855-250-1539
Contact: Sarah Hartz - Sarah.hartz@trilliumnc.org
Seretha Currence - Seretha.currence@trilliumnc.org
Trillium Health Resources is a leading specialty care manager (LME/MCO) for individuals with serious substance use, mental illness and intellectual / developmental disabilities in eastern North Carolina. Contact the Community Crisis and Disaster Response Unit for additional information.

Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)
Website: http://www.warmnc.org
Contact: Kim Gore, Director of Homeowner Services, kimgore@warmnc.org
Warm has responded to several hurricanes, a deadly tornado and other severe weather and continues its mission to improve the living conditions of low-income homeowners, including many elderly and disabled. WARM is now completing more advanced home rebuilds, helping homeowners under FEMA and providing leadership on long-term recovery groups in each county served.