Meredith College (MC) a private institution located in Raleigh, North Carolina, has provided support to students and surrounding communities who were affected by Hurricane Florence.
The College canceled class and daily operations beginning on Wednesday Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. and reopened on Tuesday, Sept. 18. A majority of MC students evacuated campus to be with friends and family in a safe area away from Florence, whereas security, housing, dining, housekeeping and maintenance staff remained on the campus to assist with any damages or emergencies that arose, according to Meredith News.
The Chaplain’s office, health services and counseling were also on-call to assist with any problems.
MC received very little damage as a result of the hurricane, and dining services as well as the campus library remained open for students who weren’t able to evacuate, according to college officials.
After the storm, Meredith College’s campus food bank, Daisy Trade, was created to help students and the community in addition to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. MC students and town’s peoples volunteered at the food banks, where they packed supplies for impacted areas of the state to use. The drive was created in partnership of MC’s Student Government Association and the Chaplain’s Office.