Donations are piling up for students who lost much of what they had to damaging flood water from Hurricane Matthew.
If the damage is equal to or exceeds $500 in value of the building, a reduction is allowed.
Anyone who received damage during Hurricane Matthew can qualify, even if you would not normally qualify for Food Stamps.
School communities are now accepting food, personal items and monetary donations.
Hatteras Island received the brunt of the damage, with assessments of more than $32 million reported.
How do you get the money and where does it go?
“Please take this as a cautionary tale. Read your insurance. Contact your agent,” Chesapeake homeowner Christine Eaves says.
Governor Terry McAuliffe has requested disaster assistance for several Hampton Roads area cities and counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew.
Residents in Currituck County will have a chance in early November to get rid of vegetative debris caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Officials say these figures will likely increase as more damage reports come in.
In total, 28 counties in the state registered for aid.
The latest assessment show $32 million in damages on Hatteras Island alone.
Loans of up to $200,000 are available for homeowners who experienced damage from the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia.
Matthew tore across North Carolina earlier this month, causing widespread damage and thousands of power outages.
City leaders said Tuesday night that they didn’t have a plan in place to handle the mass damage.