Disaster recovery organization supports COVID-19 response, anticipates hurricane season

In rural North Carolina, a disaster recovery organization that normally responds to hurricanes is now responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The Robeson County Disaster Recovery Coalition has organized staff and volunteers to distribute over 3,000 masks, gloves, and antibacterial wipes to community members. They have also been sharing CDC resources about the coronavirus with residents. Just as the organization has pivoted to address the pandemic, June 1 marks the beginning of what is predicted to be an active hurricane season. The Coalition has been meeting weekly with other key stakeholders like nonprofits and schools to coordinate hurricane preparedness strategies that also adhere to social distancing best practices. #covid-19 #rural

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