Ways You Can Help
Carteret County had its share of tornadoes, waterspouts, power outages and downed trees but overall we are blessed and thankful. Most of Down East will be cleaning up for weeks but compared to Hurricane Florence, this storm is manageable.
Cedar Island, Ocracoke, Hatteras Island, & isolated part of Down East were not so lucky.
Pamlico Sound is unforgiving and her tide rushed through these island communities. washed out roads, left homes with feet of water in them, and secretly damaged businesses. A collective heartache resounds for all that has been lost.
WE understand and will be doing all we can in the weeks and months ahead to help them, as our neighbors and fellow saltwater communities have helped us. Short-term response has been overwhelming in terms of supplies and initial donations but our focus will be on how to support long term recovery efforts for the communities affected.
Ongoing recovery efforts for Hurricane Florence
Support Raise the Roof
It’s time to RAISE OUR ROOF
In total, Hurricane Florence’s damage to the museum — remediation, moving, conservation of the collection, storage, and estimated rebuild — totals more than $3 million.
That includes the replacement of the badly damaged asphalt shingle roof. Recommendations from all construction specialists, however, strongly recommend a commercial grade metal roof for our building. We agree.
We have had persistent leaks and issues with the previous roof. A metal roof is the best long-term solution. Our goal is for the museum to never suffer the damage, disruption and heartache of this storm again and we believe our members, supporters and community – including you – will help.
The cost difference between a commercial roof and asphalt shingles is substantial. We need an additional $200,000.
Our hope is to move into the Education Hall for events by July as repairs continue to be made to the Gallery.
In order to help us achieve this target date, our goal is to raise $200,000 in gift and pledges by May 1st to raise the roof. Can we do it? With your help, yes! Will you join us?
With only a few weeks to raise the funds, we ask you to give or make a pledge for the Raise the Roof Campaign today.
Donations may be also mailed to Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, PO Box 556, Harkers Island, NC 28531 memo: Raise the Roof
Donate to the Museum Recovery
Thanks to you, we have come a long way since Hurricane Florence. Because of your support, we are operating from two locations – the museum store at 806 Arendell Street in Morehead City and in our temporary office “at the end of the road.” We are diligently putting together events and programming and remain committed to building back stronger than ever!
Museum staff continues to working with insurance and FEMA to navigate the maze of insurance logistics. Due to careful preparation before the storm, no artifacts were damaged, but the threat of mold and mildew required all building contents – art, exhibitions, equipment, furnishings and inventory – be immediately moved to safe and secure storage locations.
In total, the damage, remediation, moving, conservation of the collection, storage, and estimated rebuild totals more than $3 million.
For all of us who have walked through that building, our hearts are broken. This museum we have all invested out hearts and minds and millions of dollars into, has lots of hard work ahead. But it is an opportunity to show our determination, commitment and strength. It will be what it was again soon. We will rise again, you just wait and see.
Donations may be also mailed to Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, PO Box 556, Harkers Island, NC 28531 memo: Museum Recovery
DONATE To Help Down East FAmilies Recover
We are partnering with the Carteret County Public Schools Foundation to collect contributions that provide hurricane relief for school children and families of Carteret County.
As we did during Hurricane Isabel in 2003, our shared purpose is to provide resources for families to help return to their homes as soon as possible following the devastation brought about by flood waters, wind damage and loss of family income due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence.
100% of contributions made to this effort will be directed to families in need of economic assistance as reviewed by school personnel. Foundation and Museum coordinators Tabbie Nance and Karen Amspacher will work with classroom teachers, guidance counselors and school personnel to identify and help meet the immediate and long term needs of Carteret County families.
The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center will direct their resources to families in need throughout the Down East communities including South River and Merrimon.
Donations may be also mailed to Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, PO Box 556, Harkers Island, NC 28531 memo: Community & Family Hurricane Relief
Donate to Help
CSWMHC is working with Locals Seafood to collect donations to benefit NC watermen impacted by hurricane Florence in Pamlico, Carteret, Onslow and Brunswick counties. Locals Seafood is raising money for fishermen & shellfish farmers who lost property, product, and income. Join them on October 27th at Junction West for Gone Fishin’, day-party benefiting NC watermen impacted by the storm. Your $75 donation gets you food, alcohol, and a Yeti rambler. For those who are unable to attend, donations may be made below.