Hi, my name is Jennifer Kinn and me and my husband, Brian, live in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 2018, Hurricane Florence devastated the place we call home. We were fortunate to come out of the storm okay, but the east coast was left with 24 billion dollars in damage. For years we were the people who sat and watched the news and said, "Man, we need to do something." We knew this was our time to step in and help.
Within one week of calling friends, family and business partners we were able to get a 501(C)3 started so that we could begin providing relief. We quickly came up with the name Carolina Coastal Community Hurricane Relief Fund, which we now call 3C.
In response to Hurricane Florence, we raised $30,000 in one week and filled seven trucks with goods that people needed to survive.
When Panama City was hit by Hurricane Michael, we helped raise $30,000 for the children at the children's advocacy center to rebuild their rape center.
The following year, 3C expanded beyond the east coast to the Bahamas when Hurricane Dorian destroyed Abaco Island. With the help of our extended Bahamian family, 3C was able to raise over $50,000, which helped fly over 54 families to the U.S. to find a temporary home.
Through the support of our volunteers and our donors, 3C is ready and willing to jump in and provide relief when disasters strike. Together, we can provide hope and a sense of home to those who need it most.