(Raleigh, N.C.) – At the North Carolina State Fair today, State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA presented Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina with a check totaling $16,444.71 from the state's unclaimed property fund. The money was owed to Habitat for Humanity's Pamlico County affiliate, which is recovering from a fire at the same time it is helping victims of Hurricane Florence.
“We are pleased to connect Habitat for Humanity of Pamlico County with this significant amount of unclaimed property at a time when they need it most. While they help hurricane victims recover, they are also rebuilding their local Habitat ReStore that was destroyed by fire," said State Treasurer Folwell. “As North Carolinians visit the State Fair from all corners of our state, I encourage them to stop by our unclaimed property booth to see if they have money waiting to be claimed free of charge."
“We are grateful to receive these funds for our Pamlico County Habitat affiliate," said Greg Kirkpatrick, President and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina. “This unclaimed property money comes at a crucial time as Habitat helps North Carolinians rebuild and recover from Hurricanes Florence and Michael and will go a long way in promoting Habitat's vision of building homes, communities and hope."
The N.C. Department of State Treasurer is staffing a booth for the duration of the State Fair where North Carolinians can go to search the unclaimed property database to see if they have money owed to them. North Carolinians can also visit NCCash.com at any time to search the online database of unclaimed property. In 2017, over 10,000 North Carolinians visited the booth at the State Fair, generating 985 claims totaling $271,154.29.