GWU Godbold School of Business Collecting Supplies for Hurricane Matthew Victims

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Water, Food, Diapers, Baby Wipes, Infant Formula, and Other Donations Accepted Oct. 14-15 

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Hurricane Matthew has left its mark on North Carolina. A number of individuals in the state have lost their lives. Nearly 900 people were rescued, and over 760,000 lost power for days. Thousands of North Carolinians have begun costly clean up efforts, and many have registered for disaster assistance from FEMA. The storm drenched communities with rain, and many towns including Tar Heel, Goldsboro, Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Raleigh still face concerns of flooding.

To help those in Eastern North Carolina who lost nearly everything, the Gardner-Webb University Godbold School of Business has launched a supplies drive in conjunction with disaster relief efforts currently being coordinated by other local, state, and federal agencies. The School’s marketing and accounting clubs are working with local high schools and Turner Trucking Company to collect bottled water, canned food, diapers, baby wipes, infant formula, and men’s and women’s hygiene products. Monetary donations can be made and will be forwarded to Samaritan’s Purse.

On Oct. 14, items can be brought to Tucker Library, located in Hamrick Hall on the Gardner-Webb campus, and placed in designated boxes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  On Oct. 15 from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., items will be accepted at Spangler Stadium. For more information, contact Mischia Taylor at

The Godbold School of Business offers multiple degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, including the MBA, International MBA, Master of Accountancy and Master of Wealth and Trust Management. Programs are offered in both face-to-face and digital modes of delivery. Accredited by ACBSP, the school embraces a liberal arts general education for its undergraduate programs and values the integration of theory and practical experience at every level of professional education. The School also engages the Christian mission of the University through a vision of commerce as service to community and world in the context of Christian ethics.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).