Hurricane Florence had a devastating effect on our community. Many members of our student body, staff, and faculty suffered countless losses that range from personal belongings to entire homes. In an effort to help speed the recovery among those affected at the college, the following resources are available.
Grant Opportunities for Students
Craven Community College students impacted by Hurricane Florence now have access to funds that can to assist with tuition, fees, transportation, textbooks, and living expenses. Thanks to a new $18.5 million relief fund passed by the North Carolina General Assembly, Craven Community College is among 21 colleges in the state that will receive funding to help minimize the historic storm’s impact on student success. The new fund includes $408,333 that can be utilized for students who were enrolled at Craven Community College or resided in a major disaster area as of Sept. 10, 2018. Applications for the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund are now available for download.
The Finish Line Grant is available to eligible students who need to cover unexpected expenses such as medical costs, emergency childcare, car repairs, or alternative transportation. To receive a Finish Line Grant, students much be in good academic standing and at least 75% of the way through a program of student. For more information call 252-638-4597.
PTK Food and Supply Pantry
Phi Theta Kappa and Student Life have set up a Food Pantry/Supply Closet in the PTK room—Orringer 115. Hurricane Relief supplies and school supplies are being collected for the whole college family—students, faculty, staff. Food, water, personal items, cleaning supplies, etc. will be available for weekly distribution.
The hours of operation are Tuesdays , 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Florence’s greatest impact on Craven CC can be seen in the countless stories that have been shared across the college’s students, staff, and faculty. Visit our Hurricane Florence blog for a our complete list of news stories related to this historic storm.
Grant Opportunities for Staff
The Craven Community College Foundation announces a significant initiative to directly aid the Craven CC faculty and staff. This assistance is in the form of a $500 cash grant, available to full-time and permanent part-time employees of the College who have sustained $10,000 or more in uninsured or non-reimbursable hurricane-related expenses. These funds may be used to offset any of these expenses as determined by the recipients. Grants are limited to one per household.
An online application for the grant may be completed in just a few minutes.
For those wishing to contribute to the Foundation’s annual Campus and Community fundraising campaigns you may now also direct your gifts and pledges specifically towards disaster relief.
Students are encouraged to visit First Stop, located in Room 100 of the Student Center, for information about additional resources that may help with the costs of lost school supplies and emergency expenses.
The Office of Human Resources may be able to offer additional recovery assistance for staff and faculty. If you have needs for counseling, specific items that have been lost, or anything else related to the storm, please call 252-638-4373.