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Covid-19 Disaster Relief Grants & Donations in Action

The Community Foundation of NC East has been very fortunate to be able to provide Disaster Relief Grants/Donations to several organizations in eastern North Carolina. Without a doubt, our Philanthropy Pledge that we announced in the early weeks of the Covid 19 Crisis, has enabled and engaged many generous donors from across eastern North Carolina. We thank you so much for your support and your investment in us as a Foundation, knowing that we would turn around and directly place those investments back into the hands of the nonprofits and organizations in eastern North Carolina that are facing urgent and emergency needs.

Together, as a community, a region and a unified call to action, we are reminded that the best people to fight for our communities are the people who are in them! We have been and will continue to be invested in you, the amazing people that make your communities and our region stronger together!

We are all in this together and without a doubt, we will prevail and come through this time of challenges as stronger and better individuals, families, cities, communities, regions, nation and world.

We thank you for your extension of faith in us!!

Melissa Q. Spain, CEO

The Community Foundation of NC East Disaster Relief Fund has made grants to the following organizations through May 7. In addition to the following organizations we will continue our relief efforts throughout the Covid 19 Crisis as we are committed to helping the sustainability of organizations facing urgent needs.

The Raab-McConnell Hope Lodge — Greenville, NC

The Pitt County Council on Aging/Senior Center - Greenville, NC

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina

The Lower Cape Fear Life Care - Hospice Services - Wilmington, NC

The Churches Outreach Ministry Food Distribution Program - Pitt County

The Open Door Community Center - Washington, NC and Beaufort County

The Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Medical Response - North Carolina & National


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Foundation CEO Melissa Spain presents Disaster Relief

grant to Rick Zeck of the Pitt County Senior Center and

Council on Aging for food distribution to Senior Citizens

in need.


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Foundation CEO Melissa Spain presents Disaster Relief

Grant to Pastor Rodney Coles if Churches Outreach

Network in Greenville to provide food for children and

families during Covid Crisis.


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CF of NC East presents a Disaster Relief grant to The

Homeplace Director Anne Grimes of Ayden. Photo: CEO

Melissa Spain, Donor Services Manager Charlene Silver,

along with Homeplace Owner Ann Grimes and her Director

Pamela Eldridge.


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Foundation CEO Melissa Spain presents a Disaster Relief

grant to Lower Cape Fear Life Care, along with beautiful

masks to be distributed to their health care workers whom

provide care to those receiving end of life care. Donation

is received by Katie Tate and Mary Grigg Fountain.


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Foundation CEO presents Open Door Community Center in

Washington NC with a Disaster Relief Grant along with a

donation of spray sanitizer for the facility.