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How to Help

The following, while not an exhaustive list, includes information about relief and aid efforts, and ways to assist or donate in support of students, families, and communities affected by recent natural disasters including Hurricane Florence which has caused severe flooding and damage in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts.

North Carolina

To aid North Carolinians in need following the overwhelming flooding of Hurricane Florence on the state, the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) suggests making monetary donations through the American Red Cross, The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund, and the Salvation Army. For more information on how to help, please reference this flier created by the NCSBA. Donations can also be made to FAST NC (Florence Aid to Students and Teachers of North Carolina), an effort led by a bipartisan group of current and former North Carolina education leaders to help the state’s public schools as students and educators struggle to return to normal following Hurricane Florence and its impact.

 

South Carolina

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) welcomes monetary donations to the One SC Fund and the American Red Cross. The SCEMD website also features a comprehensive list of how and where to provide aid and support for communities effected by Hurricane Florence. To volunteer your time, please check Volunteer SC to sign up for relief, response, and recovery efforts. 

Virginia

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management recommends making donations to the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund. All donations will help misplaced Virginians and their homes and businesses.

Massachusetts

To assist in the aftermath of the gas explosions affecting the communities of South Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, Massachusetts, the website of the Office of Massachusetts’s Governor Charlie Baker  recommends making financial donations to the following organizations : The American Red Cross, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), the Essex County Community Fund, and the Greater Lawrence Relief Fund. Donations of perishable foods and toiletries can be sent to the Lawrence Senior Center at 155 Haverhill Street, Lawrence, MA 01840. 

 

 

 

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