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§ 1‑539.11. Definitions.

As used in this Article:

(1)        "CharitableOrganization" means an organization that has humane and philanthropicobjectives, whose activities benefit humanity or a significant rather thanlimited segment of the community without expectation of pecuniary profit orreward and is exempt from taxation under either G.S. 105‑130.11(a)(3) orG.S. 105‑130.11(a)(5) or Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Codeof 1954.

(1a)      "Emergencyservices" means the preparation for and the carrying out of functions toprevent, minimize, and repair injury and damage resulting from natural or man‑madedisasters and all other activities necessary or incidental to the preparationfor and carrying out of these functions. These functions include firefightingservices, police services, medical and health services, rescue services,engineering services, land surveying services, warning services andcommunications, radiological, chemical and other special weapons defenseservices, evacuation of persons from stricken areas, emergency welfareservices, including providing emergency shelter, emergency transportation, andemergency resource management services, existing or properly assigned plantprotection services, temporary restoration of public utility services, servicesperformed as a function of a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit or a CommunityEmergency Response Team (CERT), and other functions related to civilianprotection, including the administration of approved State and federal disasterrecovery and assistance programs.

(2)        "Volunteer"means an individual, serving as a direct service volunteer performing servicesfor a charitable, nonprofit organization, who does not receive compensation, oranything of value in lieu of compensation, for the services, other thanreimbursement for expenses actually incurred or any person providing emergencyservices without any financial gain. (1987, c. 505, s. 1(2); 2005‑273, s. 2.)