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URGENT: Legal Aid of NC Needs Volunteers to Assist with Hurricane Florence Relief

Thursday, September 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sarah Justice
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From David Wormald, Legal Aid of NC Pro Bono Team Leader:

We are asking for your help and support in responding to the needs of clients post disaster. We need volunteers willing to take advice/brief services cases on very short notice. Later on, we anticipate needing the support of volunteers to take on more extended service cases.

LANC is now coordinating with the North Carolina Bar Association on these efforts. If you are able to help, please let us know through this link:


Common issues include


Insurance Claims

Real Estate

Tenant’s Rights

Homeowner’s Rights

Recovering Personal Property

Damaged Vehicles

Replacing Lost Documents

Replacing Lost SNAP benefits

Loss of Employment

School Enrollment

Change of Address

Child Custody

Other disaster related issues



FEMA remains the primary source of post disaster relief benefits. Our clients will need assistance with applying for these benefits and appealing.  Please take a moment to review the attached training materials on FEMA. They include information on assisting clients with completing an application for FEMA benefits and requesting an appeal if the benefits are denied. The links to a recording of these trainings have been included below for your convenience.

If you are having difficulty viewing the video, please click the ”Download” button and then try playing the video file from your downloads folder.



We have attached a disaster relief informational ‘rack card’ that you can pass on to clients, colleagues, or anyone who you believe could use this information.  We will also be posting updates and reminders to our webpage and social media forums.



NC Disaster Relief CLE

Disaster Relief Rack Card

Weathering the Storm: Pro Bono Preparedness in NC

FEMA: A Primer on How to Obtain Disaster Assistance

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