Urgent Community Outreach for Financial Support

Message from our CEO

Today we are reaching out to all of you, our Community Foundation of NC East Family, as we are so very saddened by this tragedy that has occurred here in Pitt County, with the loss of one of our very own, Sgt. Tim McInerney, who passed away this week as a result of his home catching on fire. His home was totally destroyed by the fire and his body was since then identified by the Greenville Police Department. Tim was a 26 year Veteran of the Police Department who oversaw the Violent Crime Reduction Unit, supervised the Greenville PD’s Federal and State Tasks Force Officers, Warrant Squad and Violent Criminal Apprehension Team. He previously served as a U.S. Marshals Service Task Force Officer and a member of the department’s emergency response team.

Tim is survived by his young daughter, Sydney, whose Mother passed away in 2018 and his sister, Greenville Police Captain, Tara Stanton.

Our Foundation would like to help this family immediately as they face this overwhelming loss. We will be making a donation to help with the expenses of this loss as well as to help with future needs and education for his daughter. If you would like to make a donation, whether from a current fund you have with our Foundation, or directly to our Disaster Relief Fund, please contact our office, Charlene Silver, Donor Services Manager, at 252-756-8549, or you may reach out to us by email, or

You may also make a donation directly to our Disaster Relief Fund via our PayPal link:CFNCEast Disaster Relief Fund Donation Link

We absolutely offer our constant prayers and support to this family and thank you for your consideration of being a part of this important effort. As a community foundation, we take very seriously our role of helping others in our communities and region as they face such unexpected loss.

Thank you for being a part of our most significant mission of Promoting, Enabling & Celebrating Philanthropy in Eastern North Carolina, For Good, Forever, though our Foundation!


Melissa Q. Spain - CEO