Hurricane Florence Fundraising


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Hurricane Florence's predicted path, which came to fruition.

Elijah Barb, Staff 2018-2019

Hurricane Florence, the most recent hurricane to hit the Mid-Atlantic Coast, was devastatingly destructive.

It originally formed off the coast of Africa, near the Cape Verde islands, and made its trip across the Atlantic as a Category 4 hurricane, nearing Category 5 when it approached Wilmington.

Upon landfall, it had fallen to a Category 1. Even without storm surge provided by a Category 4 or 5, it caused much generalized infrastructure, domestic, and tree damage to the coast of North Carolina and some inland.

Some of the flooding in Wilmington, NC

For these reasons, Grafton is holding a fundraiser in order to help the victims of Florence recover as swiftly and securely as possible.

While there is no set goal, every single penny, quarter, and dollar helps. According to Ms. Glover, “One dollar can buy ten dollars worth of food.” 2AB Classes will be collecting fund until Friday, September 28th, 2018.

As an incentive, the Key Club and 2AB teachers providing for the fundraiser will be offering a Chick-Fil-A breakfast for first place, and Dunkin Donuts to the second place winner. Money will be needed, so that the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will be able to provide low-sodium fresh food for the affected population.

However, this should not be the main reason one should donate. The devastation the hurricane has caused, along with funds being transferred out of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) right before the hurricane struck, has made the recovery efforts slow, and has left many people without food or power. It also has caused infrastructure recovery efforts to be slowed as well.

Since every single little bit helps, even a penny, we as Grafton implore you to donate in any single monetary way you can. “We have already surpassed an expected goal of $800 by $500, reaching $1300 total after the first two days,” Ms. Jacbobsen said.

If you wish to donate checks, please make them out to “Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina”. As well as this, if you are unable to donate in time, you can mail checks or cash to “1924 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604″.