ASHEBORO (Nov. 19, 2018)
The Human Services Club at Randolph Community College recently donated much-needed supplies for the hurricane-affected Human Services students at Carteret Community College (CCC).
TOP: Randolph Community College Human Services Club President Teresa Herring, left, and Human Services Technology Department Head Scott Smith load up a truck of supplies for hurricane-affected students at Carteret Community College.
BOTTOM: RCC’s Human Services Club collected 236 rolls of paper towels, among other much-needed items.
For the past two years, the Club has put together 50 Blessing Bags to take to local agencies and ministries to be distributed to the homeless in Randolph County. This year, Club President Teresa Herring suggested the members help out CCC students. CCC and the residents of Morehead City were devasted by 25 inches of rain from Hurricane Florence. As a result of the massive flooding, the college was closed for three weeks before students could return to campus.
“It’s practically impossible to travel within our area without seeing the scars left by the horrific storms,” CCC Program Head for Human Services Kathy Foster said. “Knowing that one of our sister programs cared enough to collect donations for items that were in short supply was heartwarming and encouraging. [The RCC] students’ kindness exemplifies the heart of the field of human services.”
Herring emailed Foster to find out what the students needed most, and the RCC Human Services Club members gathered 20 bottles of laundry detergent, 12 bags of feminine products, 528 rolls of toilet paper, 51 bottles of bleach, 236 rolls of paper towels, 16 six-packs of mosquito donuts, two No-Pest strips, and 24 cans of mosquito spray.
“I am so proud of the initiative displayed by our Human Services Club president … and by the entire Club,” said Scott Smith, Department Head for Human Services Technology at RCC.