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Pamlico County Teams Together To Help Flood Victims
Pamlico Pays It Forward
October 19, 2016

oncerned citizens are asking how they help the inland flood victims of Hurricane Matthew. Organizations in Pamlico County have created a way.

Following is a Press Release from Pamlico Community College:
On Monday representatives from Pamlico Community College, Pamlico County Government, Pamlico County Sheriff’s Department, Pamlico County School Systems, and the Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce met to discuss ways in which Pamlico County can help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

Pamlico Community College noticed there was a need for donation drop-off locations in this area. Instead of working as separate organizations, Pamlico County has come together as one to help coordinate the County’s disaster relief effort, naming the effort, “Pamlico Pays it Forward.”

“Pamlico County encourages our citizens to donate time, supplies, or funds to Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts in eastern North Carolina,” says Tim Buck, Pamlico County Manager. “Residents, businesses, and non -profits throughout North Carolina greatly assisted Pamlico County in our own recovery after Hurricane Irene. Likewise, this is an excellent opportunity for our County to demonstrate its support for our fellow North Carolina neighbors.”

Pamlico County has designated four donation drop-off locations:

Pamlico Community College
5049 NC Hwy 306 S. Grantsboro
(252) 249-1851
Drop-off times: Monday – Thursday
7:30am – 7:00pm

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office
200 Main St, Bayboro
(252) 745-3101
Drop-off times: 24/7

Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce
10642 NC-55, Grantsboro
(252) 745-3008
Drop-off times: Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm

Oriental Town Hall
507 Church St, Oriental
(252) 249-0555
Drop-off times: Monday – Thursday
8am – 4pm

These drop-off locations are collecting:
Wrapper Snacks
Baby formula
Pet items
Clothing items
Home goods
Cleaning supplies

“We were put on this earth to help others, which is why when the need arose, Pamlico Community College stepped up to help. The way in which Pamlico County came together highlights the County’s sense of teamwork and willingness and desire to help others in need,” says Dr. Jim Ross, Pamlico Community College President.

If you would like more information about “Pamlico Pays it Forward” or would like to help volunteer to sort donated items, please contact Pamlico Community College’s Director of Public Affairs, Townley Cheek, at 252-249-1851 × 3009.

Pamlico Pays It Forward PDF

Posted Wednesday October 19, 2016 by Keith N. Smith

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