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Non profit offers financial aid to those devastated by Florence

Hundred of people lined up outside New Bern High School this weekend to receive financial aid from Tzu Chi USA, a non profit that specializes in disaster relief.

Those who live in Fayetteville, Lumberton and New Bern and are FEMA or American Red Cross classified as having sustained major damage is eligible for assistance.

"We believe the whole society that if everyone chips in a little here or there we can create an impact on," said Frank Chen, Tzu Chi Executive Director of Greater Washington DC Area.

Chen says they have helped about 1,000 families and have given out almost $400,000 in financial aid so far, thanks to money raised from private donors.

If you believe you are qualified, you can fill out an application to receive financial aid here.

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