Jones County is located in the southeastern part of North Carolina--about 85 miles east-southeast of Raleigh. It's only eight miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
When Hurricane Florence hit the area, two schools--one elementary and one middle school--were completely destroyed. Approximately 400 students were displaced from their former school. Many of the students, some teachers and other staff members of the Jones County Schools lost their homes to the storm.
Lincoln County Schools decided to help.
From October 10th through the 24th, they collected school supplies, filling up a tractor-trailer that was delivered to Jones County by Houser Logistics.
GE Massey raised the most supplies per student (6.5 pounds per student) and WL Middle raised the most poundage with netting over 3,000 lbs. Asbury was third in per student pounds.
Lincoln County Schools also donated furniture that included teacher desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, and student desks.
All school sites served as collection spots along with the YMCA and the industrial park.
Sometimes students learn more at school than reading, writing and arithmetic. In this case, they learned what it means to be good neighbors.
The schools are currently involved in a food drive for Christian Ministries, collecting supplies now through Nov 20th.
The Lincoln County Schools thanks all who contributed to this effort and Sam Houser for making the delivery possible. Your generosity is appreciated by those who really needed your help.