UNITED WAY OF THE CAPE FEAR AREA Tommy Taylor 910-798-3900

For immediate disaster relief health and human service resources dial United Way’s resource helpline at 2-1-1. NC2-1-1 can also be reached at www.NC211.org. For urgent emergency needs, always dial 911 for immediate help.

The United Way of the Cape Fear Area distributes any disaster relief funds received through the local Community Agencies Active in Disasters (COAD) based on agency activity and needs during both short and long term recovery.

The public will be notified of specific tangible item and volunteer needs through social media, local media outlets and the local United Way of the Cape Fear Area’s website at uwcfa.org.

Cash donations are being accepted through United Way of the Cape Fear Area or can be sent to the volunteer organization of your choice that is active in disaster relief and recovery.

The American Red Cross Is Currently Accepting Volunteer applications

Those interested in volunteering are asked to wait until specific needs are identified and an announcement is made by authorities. Please do not deploy volunteers until an official announcement regarding those needs. For more information on possible volunteer opportunities, please visit www.redcross.org/volunteer.

Food Bank of CENC Most Needed Disaster Relief Items

These items can be dropped off at the Wilmington Branch @ Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina – 1314 Marstellar Street Wilmington, NC 28401 PHONE 910.251.1465.

Cape Fear Regional COAD 501(c)(3) organizations active at this time covering the service areas of Brunswick, New Hanover, Bladen, Columbus and Pender counties include:

  • American Red Cross – Cape Fear Chapter
  • Brunswick Family Assistance Agency
  • Catholic Charities
  • Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
  • Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC (Wilmington Branch)
  • NC Baptist Men
  • The Salvation Army

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The United Way of the Cape Fear Area sponsors a federally funded program working diligently to not only offer experienced workers to potential employers and community based organizations, but to dispel the myth that older workers lack the ability to contribute to the local workforce.
Launched in 1965, SCSEP is authorized under Title V of the Older Americans Act and is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The United Way of the Cape Fear Area has been the local project sponsor for SCSEP since 1977 and is funded through an agreement with Senior Service America, Inc.

As the local SCSEP sponsor, the Untied Way of the Cape Fear Area has formed lasting partnerships with an array of non-profit and government organizations. Participants in the program work 20 hours per week at an assigned Host Agency work site and are paid the state minimum wage utilizing grant funds. A brief snapshot of the program reveals that on average 63 SCSEP Participants provide over 1,200 hours weekly in support to local agencies, while weekly wages paid to the Participants average $8,700.

SCSEP Host Agency work sites:

New Hanover County

  • American Red Cross
  • AMEZ Housing Development Corp.
  • Boy Scouts of America/Scouts BSA
  • Brigade Boys & Girls Club
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Cape Fear Community Development Corp.
  • Cape Fear Council of Government
  • Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
  • Cape Fear River Watch
  • Cape Fear Volunteer Center
  • City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation- (MLK Center, Maides Park, Main office)
  • City of Wilmington Code Enforcement
  • City of Wilmington Human Resources
  • Communities in Schools of New Hanover County
  • Community Boys & Girls Club
  • Disability Resource Center
  • Domestic Violence Shelter (Vintage Values Thrift Store)
  • Duke Partners in Caring
  • Eastern NC Human Services Agency
  • JoAnn Carter Harrelson Center
  • Kids Making It
  • New Hanover County Senior Resource Center
  • New Hanover County Public Library
  • New Hanover Workforce Career Center
  • NC Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • United Way of the Cape Fear Area

Brunswick County

  • Brunswick County Cooperative Extension
  • Brunswick County Planning and Community Development
  • Brunswick Educational Transition Center
  • Brunswick Family Assistance
  • Brunswick County Workforce Career Center
  • Brunswick Senior Resources (Southport Sr. Ctr., Leland Sr. Ctr., Supply Sr. Ctr.)
  • Countywide Community Development Corp
  • New Hope Clinic
  • Stand Against Trafficking USA
  • Town of Navassa

Columbus County

  • Columbus County Dept. of Aging (Whiteville Sr. Ctr., Riegelwood Sr. Ctr., Chadbourn Sr. Ctr.)
  • Columbus County Career Center (Southeastern Community College)
  • Columbus County Workforce Career Center
  • DREAMS of Columbus County
  • Men and Women United for Youth and Families
  • NC Commission of Indian Affairs
  • Town of Sandyfield