As we continue to deal with the aftermath of severe flooding in parts of the Greenville community, and other areas throughout North Carolina, ECU will open a Disaster Recovery Center to aid affected students and employees.Under the leadership of Dr. Lynn Roeder, the Recovery Center will open Tuesday, October 18 from 10:00am – 7:00pm in the Willis Building for ECU students and employees. Operations will continue through Friday, October 21 at which time it will then be determined if the center needs to operate the week of October 24.The departments and offices that will be represented in the Recovery Center include:Campus Living/Off Campus Student ServicesCenter for Counseling and Student DevelopmentDean of Students OfficeDowdy Student StoreECU Police DepartmentFinancial Aid OfficeCashier’s OfficeParking & Transportation ServicesRed CrossStudent Health ServicesStudents will also receive assistance in completing online forms for FEMA.For additional information or to volunteer at the Disaster Recovery Center, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 252-328-9297.
Please see the following resources for up-to-date travel information:
1. There are shelters open in the county.
Call (252) 328-9297 and have your Banner ID and provide your current local address. The Dean of Students will work with the Campus Living Neighborhood Service Office to assign a vacant residence hall room. Displaced students should bring their ECU One Card, a pillow, toiletries, medications and clothes/supplies for 4-5 days. Students are not permitted to bring alcohol, weapons, tobacco/e-cigarettes, or pets.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced details for Greenville homeowners, renters, and business owners to register for federal disaster assistance if they experienced loss or damages as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
Other relief programs include crisis counseling and legal assistance. Individuals should also contact their insurance company to file an insurance claim. FEMA is unable to duplicate insurance payments. However, those without insurance or who may be underinsured may still receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.
Contact NC Volunteer Organization Active in Disasters.
A volunteer resource coordinator has been established for Pitt County, linking individuals looking for volunteer opportunities with community groups, churches, and other charitable organizations providing relief efforts. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact them at 252-902-3676.
The Students' Treasure Chest at ECU helps support students who may be facing difficulties, including those caused by Hurricane Matthew. You can give online (see link) or email Give2ECU@ecu.edu to get in touch with someone who can take your gift over phone.
Any one interested in volunteering specifically with the local American Red Cross or Salvation Army can visit their webpages (linked here for your convenience).
The Salvation Army will be accepting donations for recovery efforts; at this time those donations need to be limited to cash, toiletries, and canned food goods.
The Red Cross is seeking nurses and disaster mental health volunteers to assist in shelters; to sign-up visit the link above. You can also donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation.