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CHHS Responds to Hurricane Matthew Disaster with Post-Hurricane Relief Action Plan

The College of Health and Human Services put its motto of Together We Can Make a Difference into action by responding to the recent Hurricane Matthew flood disaster.

CHHS coordinated efforts through its Center for Healthy Communities to gather much-needed donations and communicate volunteer opportunities via a disaster relief website created specifically for the cause.

The counties in our region most affected by the flooding were Bladen, Columbus, Pender and Robeson. Collected donations included water, cleaning supplies, toiletries, food, towels and baby items. Opportunities were available for CHHS students affected to drop by the center, located in the Academic Affairs Annex beside McNeill Hall, to pick up donations.

The effort was so successful, CHHS decided to extend the collection of items through Oct. 26. The Center for Healthy Communities has also partnered with the Office of Community Engagement and the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement to extend donation and volunteer opportunities campus wide.