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UNC announces $2 million initiative to help students affected by Hurricane Florence

September 27, 2018

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new $2 million initiative during a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday that will help students and families that were affected Hurricane Florence.

The university will provide $1 million, and an additional $1 million will be raised through a philanthropic match. The campus and the community can donate at giving.unc.edu/gift/relief.

“Today we are sending a clear message to our students who were affected by the devastation of Hurricane Florence and their families: We are here for you,” said Folt. “Recovering from a storm like Hurricane Florence takes time and resources. Carolina is a generous, caring community and many who were spared the fury of Florence have asked how they can help students whose families are still suffering in its aftermath. We’re grateful to be able to create this fund to support our fellow Tar Heels in their time of need.”

Students needing assistance can contact florence@unc.edu.

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