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NCCU Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

 

North Carolina Central University Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

North Carolina Central University Eagles soar when called to action. Members of the university community have heard and seen many urgent needs for support in the wake of this crisis. The impact of Hurricane Florence has taken several lives and devastated many counties in North Carolina.

“In Truth and Service”: NC Central has been busy planning and executing several projects to provide support and relief to those in need. Please help our campus by joining us in our #NCStrong campaign.

Student Support

Although NCCU is 100% operational, Hurricane Florence affected many of our students. Hundreds of our students are from the southern and eastern counties hit hardest and still recovering from the aftermath of this massive storm. Let’s show how the NCCU family supports our Eagle students!

If someone you know is experiencing signs of distress, seek help by contacting the National Suicide HelpLine: 1-800-273-TALK, the NCCU Police Department at (919) 530-6106 or the local police (911). Staff in the Counseling Center are available during normal business hours in the Student Health Building, (919) 530-7646, or through the NCCU Police after hours (919-530-6106).

Below are links for available student-related resources:

Faculty/Staff Support

The Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) has approved an additional 16 hours (two days) of paid Community Service Leave (CSL), exclusively for storm-related volunteer activities. This increases the maximum amount of paid CSL leave from 24 hours to 40 hours for the remainder of 2018. The additional CSL will expire on Dec. 31, 2018. Employees should obtain prior approval from their supervisor and be responsible for providing documentation that additional hours used are storm-related, according to any institutional HR guidelines.

Community Support

Are you ready to make a difference? The state of North Carolina needs volunteers. To learn more about volunteer opportunities and resources available, visit https://www.nc.gov/volunteer

Thank You!

Thank you so much for your tremendous outpouring of support from the campus and community for NCCU’s Division of Student Affairs’ Office of Spiritual Development and Dialogue Weekend Warrior Outreach to Support Victims of Hurricane Florence held Sept. 21-23, 2018. More than 1,000 hygiene kits were prepared, along with the collection of cleaning supplies and school supplies. Collaboration with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for the delivery and distribution of the items collected. Student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Black Women, hosted a donation drive and collected items for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.

For updated relief support opportunities, please see updates at: http://www.nccu.edu/communityengagement/ .

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
by Associate Vice Chancellor, Ayana D Hernandez
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