Moved by the need of fellow educators in the wake of Hurricane Florence flooding, faculty and staff at North Lenoir High School answered by collecting and delivering a large donation of school supplies to Jones Senior High School.
The charitable campaign organized by the NLHS Climate Committee collected hundreds of school supplies items that were delivered to Jones Senior High on Nov. 7.
“The purpose of the drive was not only to give back to the community but also as a way of letting the staff of Jones Senior High School know that we are here to support them as they recover from the devastation of the recent hurricane,” Reginald Dawson, North Lenoir faculty member and Climate Committee chair, said. “NLHS staff members acknowledged that the devastation could have been worst for us here in Lenoir County.”
The 19 boxes of school supplies included paper, pens, markers, scissors, glue, tape, white out and bulletin board supplies, as well as cleaning supplies like wipes and bleach. The North Lenoir contingent also delivered cases of water. The gifts will be used by both Jones Senior and Jones Middle School students and teachers, who have been housed in the same high school building since the October floods effectively closed the middle school.
The supplies were donated by the North Lenoir staff and community organizations, Dawson said.
And they were appreciated.
“We were greeted by the principal and several students,” Dawson said, remembering the delivery. “They were very welcoming.”