Mattresses and Bedding for Pender County Children Affected by Hurricane Florence

Organization:
Pender County Schools
Amount:
$24,241.11
Program Area:
Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Grant Program
County of Applicant:
Pender
Description:

The Pender County School system reports that more than 750 students within the county were displaced as a result of Hurricane Florence. As recovery continues, the Pender Early College PTA consulted with school counselors and nurses about students’ unmet needs and found many displaced students did not have mattresses. Students living in FEMA-issued travel trailers or staying with other relatives are often sleeping on the floor because of limited space. Additionally, some students and their families may be using mattresses that are contaminated by mold caused by Hurricane Florence. Students will be identified by school counselors in schools throughout the County. N.C. Hurricane Florence Relief Fund grant funds will be used to purchase mattresses and bedding for identified students and families.

Contact:
Ms. Betsy J. Chestnutt 925 Penderlea Hwy Burgaw, North Carolina 28425

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