Goodwill Community Foundation® Donates $20,000 to Disaster Relief in North Carolina

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GCF Partners with NC Baptists on Mission for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Goodwill Community Foundation donates $20,000 to North Carolina Baptists on Mission for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts.

Another long recovery is ahead for coastal residents. This was an easy decision for us based on our many years in partnership helping those in need during disasters.


Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®) donated $20,000 toward disaster relief and recovery efforts for residents on the coast of North Carolina devastated by Hurricane Dorian. GCF partnered with North Carolina Baptists on Mission (NCBM) to help victims of the hurricane. This is the fourth year in a row that GCF has made monetary donations to this organization.

“Over the last several years, we’ve seen major storms hit the North Carolina coast. Many of the impacted communities are still getting back on their feet,” said Dennis McLain, president, and CEO of Goodwill Community Foundation. “Another long recovery is ahead for coastal residents. This was an easy decision for us based on our many years in partnership helping those in need during disasters.”

NC Baptists on Mission is already on the ground with large mobile feeding kitchens at locations along the coast. Recovery operations are underway and volunteers from all over the country are assisting with these relief efforts.

“We are thankful that we can partner once again with GCF during a time when many here in North Carolina need help,” said Paul Langston, Missions Mobilization Consultant for the NC Baptists on Mission. “The donation money will assist our efforts in Ocracoke, Hatteras, and Atlantic on the NC Outer Banks. We’re providing showers, recovery teams and up to 3,000 hot meals per day, so this generous donation will help us in serving individuals and families that have been greatly affected by this storm.”

This donation demonstrates GCF’s mission to “Create Opportunities for a Better Life” for those in need of food, shelter and disaster relief over the time it will take for families and communities to recover. All the funds from the donation will go directly toward disaster relief and recovery efforts.

For more information about GCF and how it supports students, families, and the people of eastern North Carolina, please visit http://www.GCFGlobal.org or call 919-941-9600.

About Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®)

Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®) continues to be a leader in an era of change by providing the training required for the emerging world where technology is integrated into everyday life. The mission of GCF® is to create and provide education, employment, and life enrichment opportunities regionally, nationally and internationally for people who desire to improve the quality of their lives.

A Durham-based tax-exempt organization, GCF® provides employment, fresh produce and volunteer opportunities, family services for parents with children with disabilities and free accounting services to youth programs across eastern North Carolina. GCFLearnFree.org and GCFAprendeLibre.org have provided free lessons for people in North Carolina since 2010 to improve their technology, math and English skills.

All GCF programs are funded through revenue generated from the value of donated items to 40 Goodwill Community Foundation stores throughout eastern North Carolina. GCF® employs more than 400 people who earn an average of $20 per hour with benefits at these stores. For more information on GCF®, visit http://www.GCFGlobal.org.

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