Distribution of Funds
The North Carolina Hospital Employee Assistance Fund, administered by the North Carolina Hospital Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been established to provide assistance to member hospital and health system employees who suffered significant property loss to their homes/residences during Hurricane Matthew and the subsequent flooding disaster of October 2016.
Contributions made to the North Carolina Hospital Employee Assistance Fund will be collected and held in a segregated account awaiting distribution to hospitals. All administrative services are being provided in-kind by NCHA so that 100 percent of your donation will be used to assist hospital employees.
Human Resources departments in NCHA member hospitals in affected areas of North Carolina will be asked to identify employees who meet the following criteria:
- Must be a full or part-time employee of an NCHA member hospital who lives in one of the FEMA-designated disaster counties* in North Carolina; and
- Must have suffered significant property loss to their home/residence during Hurricane Matthew and the subsequent flooding disaster of October 2016.
All requests must be submitted by member hospitals by December 31, 2016. Each hospital must complete a form confirming the name and address for every employee that requests assistance from the North Carolina Hospital Employee Assistance Fund. This is necessary to comply with 501-C3 tax-exempt requirements.
After fundraising concludes on December 31, 2016, payments by check from the North Carolina Hospital Foundation will be made to hospital/health system employees based on the total number of requests. Each hospital will be responsible for distributing the checks to their identified employees. Following the distribution of funds, the hospital must complete a form confirming the receipt of funds.
If you have questions about the distribution, email AssistanceFund@ncha.org or call 919-677-4200.
*As of October 19, 2016, counties designated as FEMA disaster areas are Beaufort County, Bertie County, Bladen County, Columbus County, Craven County, Cumberland County, Dare County, Duplin County, Edgecombe County, Gates County, Greene County, Harnett County, Hoke County, Hyde County, Johnston County, Jones County, Lenoir County, Martin County, Nash County, Pender County, Pitt County, Robeson County, Sampson County, Tyrrell County, Washington County, Wayne County and Wilson County.