Filling Up The Truck

“We know there are a lot of people out there who are really hurting right now. So anything we can do to make it a little bit easier for them, we wanted to be involved.”

Seeing the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence, Larry Fedora started searching for ways the North Carolina football team could support the areas affected by the storm.

So he contacted Bubba Cunningham. And after some discussion, they came up with the idea of using the team’s 18-wheel equipment truck to deliver supplies to the hardest-hit locations throughout the state of North Carolina.

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Chancellor Carol L. Folt outlined the new student support and relief initiative — the Florence Student Emergency Fund. The University will provide $1 million for the initiative from the University’s trademark licensing revenue and income from UNC Student Stores, in addition to funding that the University has already committed to need-based scholarships. The additional $1 million will be raised through a philanthropic match. The campus and the community can donate at giving.unc.edu/gift/relief.

 

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