• Give Blood: In parts of the country unaffected by the storm, the Red Cross needs
eligible individuals to please give blood or platelets now to help ensure we have a readily available blood supply for patients in need. Even before the threat of Hurricane Matthew, there was an urgent need for donors of all blood types, especially type O. Appointments can be made by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
To help after Hurricane Matthew, consider giving to the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund:
• Support ECU Students in Need: The Students' Treasure Chest at ECU helps support
students who may be facing difficulties, including those caused by Hurricane Matthew. You can give online at www.ecu.edu/give/studentlife (select "Students' Treasure Chest Assistance Fund") or e-mail Give2ECU@ecu.edu to get in touch with someone who can take your gift over the phone.
• Donate to the Red Cross: The Red Cross depends on donations to provide immediate relief. You can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
• Donate to the North Carolina United Way