Thousands of lives are forever changed because of Hurricane Matthew. Drastic flooding forced people out of their homes, and we've seen first hand the devastation across our state. You might be wondering how you can help.

We've created this list of charities and fund-raising events that will help those impacted by the storm and the flooding that engulfed so many cities across the east coast.

American Red Cross

Make a donation

Call 1-800-RED-CROSS

Text the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Find a blood drive in your area

Apply to volunteer

North Carolina Disaster Relief

Make a donation

Find volunteer opportunities

Samaritan's Purse

Make a donation

Help homeowners devastated by Hurricane Matthew

The Salvation Army

Donate online

Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY

Text STORM to 51555

Donate by mail to: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301

Hurricane Matthew Relief Donation Drive in Lexington

Radio station Majic 99.9 FM in collaboration with Jerry Hunt Supercenter in Lexington will host a fundraiser for Hurricane Matthew victims.

The donation drive will help the Baptist Children's Homes of NC Kinston Campus. Over 50 children had to leave the campus due to rising flood waters. Many of the children left with very few items and are in immediate need.

The event is Monday, October 17 from 10 am -- 1 pm at Jerry Hunt Supercenter located at 418 Piedmont Drive, Lexington, NC 27295.

Free hot dogs will be available for anyone who makes a donation.

From Port Au Prince to Princeville: Helping Matthew's Victims

Organizations from Stokes Early College are teaming up to host a fundraiser and food drive to assist the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and Eastern North Carolina.

The event will be at Rural Hall Bowling Lanes located at 9125 Broad Street, Rural Hall, NC 27045 from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm, Friday, October 21.

The proceeds will be split between Doctors Without Borders relief mission in Haiti and direct relief to the people of Edgecombe County.

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