Supporting and Assisting After Hurricane Florence

Students come to NC State from all 100 counties as well as South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia, so chances are there are hundreds or even thousands in the Wolfpack family have been affected by the storm. If you have been affected or would like to support those who were, there are resources in the NC State, Raleigh, and national communities that can help.

Support resources for students

Pack Essentials

Pack Essentials is a one-stop-shop to find resources for food, housing, and financial support at NC State. If you are a student experiencing challenges due to Hurricane Florence, complete a Pack Essentials Application and someone will reach out to you as soon as possible. If you want to discuss your situation and needs with the Student Ombuds, call 919.513.3401.

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund helps to ensure NC State students have access to the support and resources they need during a financial emergency. To learn more, see if you qualify, or apply for emergency funds, visit the Student Emergency Fund webpage.

Student Ombuds

The Student Ombuds is here to assist students of the NC State community to resolve problems related to their university working, learning or living experience. The Student Ombuds can be reached at 919.513.3401.

American Red Cross

If you are in immediate need of help or shelter, contact your local your local Red Cross.

Support those in need

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund was established to help ensure that NC State students have access to the support and resources they need to successfully recover from unexpected financial crises. The goal of these funds is to prevent one small emergency or unexpected expense from derailing a student’s progress towards a degree. Your donation to the NC State Student Emergency Fund directly benefits NC State students in need.

Give to the Student Emergency Fund

Service opportunities

Students, faculty, and staff can easily connect to community partners through a new online service platform to find service opportunities for individuals or groups, and track service and volunteer hours. We encourage students to be involved in addressing the needs of our local community through one-time volunteer opportunities as well as longer-term service relationships with community organizations. Visit to create an account.

Student Organizations

Several student orgs on campus are organizing Hurricane Florence relief efforts including food and clothing drives and fundraisers. To learn more about student organizations on campus, visit

State of North Carolina recovery efforts

Anyone interested in volunteering with the state can sign up through the State’s volunteer website. Volunteers can indicate here if they are interested in volunteering time, supplies, donations or resources to assist communities impacted by Hurricane Florence. Donations to support efforts may also be made directly to local efforts or to the governor’s Disaster Relief Fund.

How to respond when disaster strikes our community

Many volunteer, faith-based, and community-based organizations are active during times of disaster and provide trusted mechanisms to donate to response and recovery efforts. We encourage you to visit the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster – An association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by a disaster. Another resource is Charity Navigator, an organization whose purpose is to provide objective ratings as you research charities you can support and trust.