Helplines for Brunswick County Hurricane Florence Victims
If you are looking for assistance with cleanup, funds or basic necessities in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, here are some of the local resources that can help.
BRUNSWICK FAMILY ASSISTANCE
Various distribution centers for food and supplies across the county.
DISASTER FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAM (DSNAP)
Applications for Disaster Food and Nutrition benefits will be taken at Odell Williamson Auditorium on Brunswick Community College Campus at 150 College Road in Bolivia through Saturday, October 6. Hours will be from 8:30 am until 5 pm weekdays and 9 am until 5 pm Saturdays.
Register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-FEMA (3362) or (800) 462-7585 for the hearing and speech impaired.
FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER
FEMA is opening a Disaster Recovery Center at Odell Williamson Event Center at 150 College Road NE on the Brunswick Community College campus in Bolivia. Hours are Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday 9 am to 1 pm. A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where survivors may go for information about FEMA’s programs or other disaster assistance programs and to ask questions related to their case. Representatives can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.
FEMA TRANSITIONAL SHELTERING ASSISTANCE (TSA)
Transitional Sheltering Assistance is a sheltering option using participating hotels/motels to help fill a gap until short or long-term housing solutions are found. Survivors who do not have the option to return home and are unable to have their housing needs met through insurance, congregate shelters or rental assistance provided by FEMA or another agency (federal, state or voluntary) may be eligible for TSA. For more information, call the FEMA helpline at (800) 621-FEMA or TTY (800) 462-7585.
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Brunswick County has been declared for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from the N.C. Division of Employment Security. Individuals may contact DES by calling (866) 795-8877 from 8 am to 5 pm to apply for DUA benefits. If you have additional questions, you may email DES at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website at des.nc.gov.
DISASTER FOOD BENEFITS
Brunswick County has been declared a disaster county by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. These declarations authorize the Department of Social Services to administer the Disaster Food and Nutrition benefits program. This program is designed to authorize food stamp benefits for eligible households that are not currently receiving food and nutrition benefits and have experienced a loss as a result of Hurricane Florence. For ongoing updates, visit brunswickcountync.gov/distribution/
USDA HURRICANE FLORENCE DISPLACED HOUSEHOLD
Persons in declared disaster counties in North Carolina who have been displaced from their housing by Hurricane Florence may be able to obtain housing in USDA Rural Development financed apartment throughout North Carolina and other states. Persons should contact the USDA RD State Office, Multi-Family Housing Division in Raleigh at (919) 873-2050.
N.C. REALTORS RELIEF FOUNDATION
Housing assistance is available from the N.C. Realtors Relief Foundation to qualified applicants towards one of the following options: 1) Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence that was damaged by the Hurricane Florence storm system in September 2018 or; 2) Monthly rental expense for primary residence damaged by storm. View full details at ncrealtorshf.org or contact email@example.com or (336) 294-1415, ext. 150.
DISASTER RELIEF CLEANUP HOTLINE