LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – A group in Lumberton is raising money and assisting those still affected by Hurricane Matthew, nearly six months after the storm and proceeding flooding caused major damage and issues in the area.
The program will help those who may have been denied assistance by FEMA to continue the appeals process, and is also raising "financial and spiritual help" for those who haven't been able to get help through FEMA or other programs, according to an email from one of the organizers.
The program is made possible by H.O.P.E., Inc., which is located at the First Baptist Free Store at 222 4th Street in Lumberton. The organizer said group members have taken classes with FEMA to continue to write appeals to get help to those who have been denied.
Donations to the group can be made by mail to:
Seed and Harvest Development Enterprise, Inc.
P.O. Box 2293
Lumberton, NC 28359
Online donations can be made here: https://www.paypal.me/rebuildsouthlumberto
The group is also planning a "Unity in the Community" benefit concert, with proceeds going to hurricane survivors. The concert takes place on March 25 at the Lumberton Sr. High School Auditorium, locating at 3901 Fayetteville Road in Lumberton. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the concert starts at 5 p.m.