Lumbee Tribal Citizens Struggling with Hurricane Matthew Flooding

Hurricane Matthew flooding has displaced thousands of Lumbee tribal citizens in North Carolina.

Hurricane Matthew flooding has displaced thousands of Lumbee tribal citizens in North Carolina.

Published October 13, 2016

LUMBERTON, NORTH CAORLINA — Lumberton is part of a four-county area of North Carolina that is home to 40,000 Lumbee tribal citizens. Lumberton, eight-miles from the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina’s headquarters in Pembroke, is covered with water.

Contributions should be made to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. CLICK HERE for the Tribe’s Paypal account.

Several thousand Lumbee citizens have been evacuated due to flood waters rising into their homes. Thousands have been without electricity since last Saturday.

Due to this major natural disaster, money is needed.

Due to this major natural disaster, money is needed.

The Lumbee Tribe Hurricane Response Headquarters is staged at the Pembroke Boys and Girls Club located at 120 Youth Drive, Pembroke. Any non-perishable donations including bottled water will be accepted and disbursed throughout the affected communities or delivered to local shelters. Tribal staff and community volunteers have persistently worked to the best of our ability to ensure the basic needs of local citizens are being met.

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Working in collaboration with the Red Cross, FEMA and the National Guard, the Lumbee Tribe is offering assistance to citizens who have been negatively impacted by the flood.

Food for Lumberton community residents is being served at Bill Sapp Recreation Center.

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FEMA is currently offering food, water and bathroom facilities at Purnell Swett High School.

Shelters for Temporary Relocation:
– Purnell Swett High School, 11344 Deep Branch Road, Maxton, NC.
– St. Pauls High School, 648 N. Old Stage Road, St. Pauls, NC.
– South Robeson High School, 3268 South Robeson Road, Rowland, NC.
– Red Springs High School, 509 N. Vance Street, Red Springs, NC.

Please note, local shelters are in need of volunteers, non-perishable food, water, blankets.

Citizens who need to apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance should call 800-621-3362 or apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

Again, contributions should be made to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. CLICK HERE for the Tribe’s Paypal account.

Photos courtesy of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

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