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Perdue announces Irene relief fund

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Governor Beverly Perdue's office announced Tuesday that a North Carolina fund has been set up to help Hurricane Irene victims.

"Thousands of North Carolinians are still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene, but we’re all pulling together to get things back to normal," said Perdue in a news release. "For people who want to help, we’ve established the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund."

Money from the fund will go to volunteer organizations that work on long-term recovery efforts, such as the repair and rebuilding of homes.

The fund is set up through the N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, housed in the Office of the Governor. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks may be mailed to: N.C. Disaster Relief Fund, 20312 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC, 27612. Credit card donations may be made at: www.ncdisasterrelief.org.

If you'd like to donate to the Red Cross for storm relief, you can do so at: www.american.redcross.org

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