"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" - Booker T. Washington
Cassandra Campbell is the founding Executive Director for the Robeson County Disaster Recovery Coalition, Inc in Lumberton, NC. She was born and raised in Evergreen, NC. She is one of nine siblings and has three children. She is a also an ordained minister. Mrs. Campbell received her B. S. in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix. She went on to obtain her M. A. in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Crisis and Trauma Response from Liberty University. She also has a graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorders. She has served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross and an early response team member with UMCOR. She was deployed as a disaster responder for Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and the 2017 Louisiana tornadoes in New Orleans where she led teams performing disaster assessments of damaged homes. During Mrs. Campbell's tenure as executive director of RCDRC she has been instrumental in providing disaster recovery services at home and abroad. Under her leadership, she has helped individuals and families recover from two major hurricanes: Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, local flooding incidents, and the current COVID-19 pandemic in Robeson and surrounding counties in NC. She has led disaster projects throughout the Carolinas by providing disaster case management services, food programs, home repair and rebuilding, disaster unmet needs assistance, mold remediation, life skills education and training workshops and disaster tool lending services. Now in her sixth year as Executive Director of RCDRC, Inc. she continues to share her personal experience and knowledge of long-term disaster recovery, coordination, and collaboration of community stakeholders. Mrs. Campbell has successfully built a network of strategic partnerships within and outside the Continental United States and is strong advocate for racial equity and social and economic justice for underserved populations.
"I am extremely blessed to serve as Executive Director of the Robeson County Disaster Recovery Coalition (RCDRC), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation in Lumberton, NC coordinating recovery services for disaster survivors with unmet needs. We are doing a great work to help Robeson County residents recover from Hurricane Matthew. This is a long-term recovery process that can't be accomplished by us alone but through a collaborative effort on the part of us all. I hope you feel the same way about the shared responsibility to see Robeson County fully recover by maximizing the utilization of community resources in the coordinated delivery of services to Robeson County residents who are suffering as a result of Hurricane Matthew."
"The need is great! The recovery is slow! The residents are weary but hopeful! We have partnered with our clients to help them navigate through the recovery process and we believe others will join in the recovery efforts to renew Robeson county. Together we will recover smart!"
Robeson County Disaster Recovery Coalition