The Interfaith Council for Social Services (IFC) has established an online donation account to assist those individuals whose apartments were flooded when the OWASA water main broke on February 2. When the main broke, six apartments were flooded. Two apartments were flooded to the extent that the residents had to move to a hotel until new apartments could be made available. One apartment was occupied by two graduate students. The other by a UNC staff member. The other four apartments did not have to be vacated while the disaster clean up crews replaced carpeting and set up fans.
Other OWASA customers who are on limited incomes purchased bottled water before Harris Teeter and county Emergency Operations began distributing free bottled water. The IFC will determine which of those individuals should be compensated if sufficient funds are raised to cover the needs of those who were forced out of their homes.
Donate Online through IFC's Network for Good account
Mail or deliver cash or check to:
Inter-Faith Council for Social Service
Reference: Water Emergency Relief Fund
110 W. Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
All contributions to the IFC are tax-deductible.
State law prohibits OWASA from providing financial assistance.