Who We Are

The North Carolina Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network (NCIDR) is a collaborative of public, private, non-profit, and faith organizations seeking avenues for community voice and equitable access to resources in a disaster recovery system. Working with the network is a great way for statewide organizations to be good allies for community-based organizations engaged in on-the-ground disaster recovery. Click here to read the 2021 Year in Review.

Monthly Meetings
The NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 PM on Zoom. Click here to view the calendar.

Our Members
Membership in the NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network is free, and everyone can participate in a way that is appropriate for them. Learn more about our members here. And join our mailing list by filling out this short form.

The NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery (NCIDR) network has developed resources for organizations serving historically under-resourced and marginalized communities. 

Disaster Resources and Engagement Opportunities: www.inclusivedisasterrecovery.org/resources
Calendar of coordination calls and webinars: www.inclusivedisasterrecovery.org/calendar

Action Teams


After Hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018, NCIDR formed “action teams” to specialize and address specific issues and opportunities related to disaster recovery in NC. 

  1. Major Systems Team: Addressing the systemic housing, legal, and policy issues impacting disaster recovery. Convener: Alexandra Sirota, NC Budget & Tax Center
  2. Philanthropy Team: Creating and connecting grassroots organizations with funding opportunities.
    Convener: Leslie Ann Jackson, NC Community Foundation

NCIDR supports independent groups organized by affinity that have developed alongside the network.

  1. African American Council on Disaster Recovery: An independent collaborative of faith-based leaders and allies strengthening the African-American voices who are advocating for equitable disaster resilience.
    Convener: Courtney Patterson, Blueprint NC and Frontline Resilience Eastern NC
  2. Defensores de la comunidad Latina en Carolina del Norte: An independent information-sharing network of Latinx leaders and their allies. Conveners: Juvencio Rocha-Peralta, Asociación de Mexicanos en Carolina del Norte (AMEXCAN); Lariza Garzon, Ministerio Episcopal de Trabajadores Agrícolas; Daniel Altenau, Organizaciones Benéficas Católicas De La Diócesis De Raleigh; Briles Johnson, VolunteerNC; Daniela Archibold, Church World Service

Key Strategies

  1. SURVIVAL BASICS: Ensure disaster survivors have access to quality essentials.
  2. INFORMATION: Ensure disaster survivors receive accurate information and easy access to recovery services
  3. REPRESENTATION: Ensure disaster recovery decisions are made with inclusive community input.
  4. POLICY CHANGE: Ensure planning is strengthened, recovery service gaps are eliminated, and relevant innovation are implemented.
  5. OUTREACH: Create and maintain communication pipelines with grassroots and grasstops.
  6. SYSTEMS CHANGE: Produce a report of best practices and lessons learned.
  7. POLICY CHANGE: Identify gaps and push for accountability.
  8. COMMUNICATIONS: Maintain an updated record of key resources.
  9. DATA: Support local municipalities to get the data they need post disaster.
  10. PREPAREDNESS: Constant alert and advocacy for disaster preparedness.

Additional Disaster Resources

  • Disaster glossary: Terms you you should know by Southerly Mag
  • NC Rural Center: Resources listed by individuals, nonprofits, local governments, small businesses, and agriculture/farming.
  • NC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is an affiliate of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). National VOAD, an association of organizations that mitigates and alleviates the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.
  • Rural Advancement Foundation International: RAFI advocates for disaster and risk management policies that support family farmers in increasing the sustainability of their farms. Better risk management can save farms and help changing rural economies thrive.
  • ReadyNC.org: Resources to plan and prepare, stay informed, and recover and rebuild.
  • NC211org: Community health and human services resources and services, and real-time support and communications during emergencies and disasters.
  • FEMA Information for NC: FEMA assistance data, financial assistance applications, temporary housing assistance information, transitional sheltering assistance information, and other immediate disaster recovery resources.


MDC Rural Forward>> serves as convener for NCIDR.

307 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701

www.MDCinc.org | www.ruralforwardnc.org | www.InclusiveDisasterRecovery.org
+1 (919) 704-2639

Photo credit: Andrew Loeb Shoenig, MDC