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U-M disaster club poised to help Hurricane Florence victims

September 13, 2018

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan club dedicated to helping people caught in disasters is keeping an eye on Hurricane Florence.

The university reports that club members plan to travel to the hurricane zone during fall study break in mid-October. Wolverine Disaster Relief was started in 2017 by business students who wanted to develop leaders and make a difference in the world.

Volunteers have traveled to Texas and Puerto Rico to help people. Tim Carter, co-president of the group, says the club is an opportunity to mix “business expertise with public engagement.” He’s pursuing a master’s degree after working for seven years in humanitarian efforts, most recently in South Sudan.

Carter says he’s studying how business can be used to alleviate poverty.

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