The League's Hometown Care Disaster Relief Fund was created to provide personal grants directly to employees of League-member North Carolina cities and towns who suffered significant uninsured losses from Hurricane Florence and other natural disasters, and your donations to the fund are truly making a difference. The League made an initial donation of $25,000, and is soliciting donations directly from the League’s business partners, other state municipal leagues, and the general public. If you are able, please make a personal donation to the fund by clicking here. Please share the campaign on your social media accounts to better our chances of success. While we recognize that this effort will not come close to making up for the sacrifices and losses of these valuable employees, we hope that it helps. We want to be a part of the Hometown Care they deserve. If disaster has affected you and you wish to learn more about the grant program, including information about how to apply for a personal grant, please see our Hometown Care page or contact Michael Naylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you've heard about the inaccuracies in the national broadband map from the Federal Communications Commission but don't know the particulars, check out this episode of the League's podcast, Municipal Equation, for a great primer. We hear from experts in different sectors on why it's so important to highlight these inaccuraces, as the map is a basis for policymaking and funding in the quest to connect unserved or underserved areas with the quality internet speeds that are so important to our personal and economic futures.