About Us

The Robeson County Disaster Recovery Coalition, Inc [RCDRC] is Robeson County's official Long-Term Recovery Organization. RCDRC is a tax-exempt organization under section 501c3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. We are a public charity and thus contributions to RCDRC are tax-deductible. Donors can deduct contributions to this organization under IRC Section 170.  

RCDRC also provides Disaster Case Management Services, a unique and innovative emergency response and recovery support capability that enables us to provide relevant resources and services throughout the disaster and recovery cycle.

RCDRC's fiscal agent is Church World Service (CWS), a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and publicly disclosed revenues of over $96 million ]. CWS is a "faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster."

Our Mission

To work collaboratively and collectively to develop, coordinate, manage, and deliver recovery services for individual and families affected by natural or man-made disaster in Robeson County.

Our Function & Purpose

RCDRC is the key point of contact and member of Robeson County's official Long-term Recovery Group [LTRG] and our core function and purpose focuses on:


Our Vision & Goals

Working collaboratively with the community and diverse stakeholders RCDRC aspires to:


Our Organizational & Operational Structure

The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) highlights that every good long-term recovery group / committee  (LTRG / LTRC) includes the following components:

NVOAD: Standard LTRG Components

RCDRC:  LTRG Components

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                     Graphic by: ThesStimulus.org

Disaster Case Management are functions in support of empowering and of addressing the basic needs and recovery needs of individuals and families.”

Construction Management consists of overseeing repairing or rebuilding homes to safe, sanitary, secure and functional condition.”

Volunteer Management - Volunteers are a key component to disaster response and should be managed and treated as a valuable resource throughout all the phases of disaster.”

Communications -  Having a good communications strategy is essential for the success of a long term recovery group.”

Donations Management -  Responders who know how to effectively manage donated goods are more efficient at leading their community toward recovery.”

Emotional and Spiritual Care - Addressing the emotional and spiritual needs of individuals, families and communities can kindle important capacities of hope and resilience.”

Financial Controls and Reporting - It is the responsibility of the LTRG, along with its fiscal agent, to ensure that good financial controls are in place.”

The following are sub-committees of the Robeson County Disaster Recovery Committee > Long-term Recovery Group [LTRG]:

Communications and Marketing Committee:  Develops a communications plan that ensures that all stakeholders, including the general public, are kept informed about the Robeson County LTRG’s structure, policies and program development, available services, meetings, news, updates, and recovery process.  

Finance Committee: (Donations and Fundraising) – Works to secure grants, donations and other resources for (Name of Group) and coordinates with other entities (e.g., manufacturers, suppliers, etc.) to secure donations and funding.

Construction Committee: Oversees the coordination and scheduling of all rebuilding projects for cases approved by the RCDRC - LTRG process – a project manager function.

Case Management Committee: Reviews cases for submission to the Unmet Needs Committee. This committee also provides and/or marshals professionals to address emotional, spiritual, behavioral health, public health, human services, and education needs.

Unmet Needs Committees: Receives and acts on referrals from Case Management Committee. Consists of members and non-members bringing money (cash financial support), materials (donations, equipment, supplies furniture, appliances, etc.), or muscle (volunteer labor crews and expertise) to meet the needs of individuals who have been served by the case management process.

Unmet Needs Subcommittees:  May consist from as few as one, to many members.  Membership of subcommittees and their internal work-groups may consist of both Robeson County Long-term Recovery Group members and other subject matter experts. Each sub-committee will be chaired or co-chaired by a member or members of RCDRC - LTRG.  Each sub-committee will be staffed by a “Coordinator” and In some cases, the sub-committee “staffing” and the chair may be the same person. Staffing may be provided by hired staff, loaned staff, grant-funded positions, contracted services, volunteers, or any combination thereof.  

Fundraising and Grants Committee:  Responsible for the strategic recruitment of donor dollars via monetary donations, in-kind donations, and grants. Committee consists of a coordinator and six other members.