Faculty, staff and students of the NC State College of Education came together to support students, community members and partner school districts affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.
Here are a few ways we have helped:
- Designated all contributions made to the Gerald Fund for Emergency Student Support through Dec. 31, 2018, to assist College of Education students affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael. We have awarded $3,800 to date in fall 2018.
- Collected over 400 books to replenish ruined libraries and media centers in Jones and Onslow counties
- Collected 42 Halloween costumes for children in southeastern North Carolina
- Delivered nine vanloads of non-perishable food and supplies so far to partner districts that the Wolfpack WORKS initiative organized
- Partnered with Florence Aid to Students and Teachers of North Carolina (FAST NC) as an allied partner
“It’s powerful to see people come together to lend a helping hand to others in need,” said Priscilla Johnson, a literacy coach with Wolfpack WORKS who helped organize the supply drive. “It has been a great experience to work alongside amazing colleagues to gather resources to support the communities in Duplin County. I’m honored the Wolfpack WORKS team saw the needs of this county and took action to help.”