Gardner-Webb Partners with Community to Provide Hurricane Relief

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University Will Serve as Collection Site Through Oct. 31

Neal Payne, GWU Associate Minister to University for Student Ministries, helps with a Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive held last year at the University. Beginning Monday, Sept. 24, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, GWU is collecting supplies to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University is partnering with community organizations to supply relief items to areas damaged by Hurricane Florence. The GWU Office of Christian Life and Service has arranged for the campus to serve as a collection site for Turner Trucking, who will deliver the supplies to areas devastated by the storm.

The items may be brought to the lobby of Tucker Student Center, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., beginning on Monday, Sept. 24. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, Oct. 31.

“As a university family, we want to help in any way we can,” noted Teresa Davis, administrative assistant for the Office of Christian Life and Service. “We want to serve as a place where people can drop off items, and we will get them to the people who need them.”

The following items are most needed:

  • Toiletries
  • Diapers
  • NEW underwear and socks
  • First aid items
  • Canned goods
  • NEW bed pillows and blankets
  • Box fans
  • Utility knives
  • Leather work gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Water
  • Sponges
  • Pine Sol (or some kind of antiseptic cleaner)
  • Bleach
  • Scrub brush
  • Multi-purpose cleaner (Mr. Clean style)
  • Rags
  • Dish gloves

For more information, contact Davis at 704-406-4277 or tdavis@gardner-webb.edu.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that prepares students to become critical thinkers, effective leaders and compassionate servants. Emphasizing a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics, Gardner-Webb is a place where Christian character meets global engagement. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.