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How to Help Those Hit by Tornadoes in North Carolina

We were headed out of town the morning that all hell broke lose in North Carolina. More than 60 tornadoes touch downand at least 22 North Carolinians lost their lives.

Many more have lost their homes, clothing, or places of work and need our help. I’m volunteering for clean-up efforts, but here’s how you can help if you don’t live near the affected area.

How To Give Help

  • To volumteer for tornado debris clean-ups, use this online form
  • Financial Donations:

Triangle Red Cross
https://american.redcross.org/ncstorms
American Red Cross
100 N. Peartree Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 231-1602

  • Material Donations:

Non-Perishable Foods
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
1001 Blair Dr
Raleigh, NC 27603-2030
(919) 250-0043


Food & Clothing
Salvation Army of Wake County – visit http://eepurl.com/dqGXH
215 S. Person St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 834-6733

Commercial Services or Supplies
Raleigh Community Services Department
310 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 996-6100

Pet Food
Wake County Animal Shelter http://wakegov.com/pets
820 Beacon Lake Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 212-PETS (7387)

 

U.S.D.A. Bans Wake County From Using School Lunch Data for ‘Diversity Busing’

The controversial policy of using socio-economic information to place students into schools in North Carolina ran into a brick wall last week when the U.S.D.A. blocked Wake County from using its data.

Department of Agriculture officials had informed Wake Country School District that it can not use confidential and private information from school lunch programs to re-assign students to other schools.

Without that data Wake County would either have to ask for parents to volunteer their income information or abandon the idea of forcing kids into schools outside of their neighborhoods solely based on how much money their parents make.

Wake County is one of the few remaining school districts to hold on to this backwards and ineffective policy, but the NAACP is going to do what it can to keep it in place. In a news release, the President of the North Carolina NAACP, Rev. Barber, announced that the NAACP has filed a federal complaint over the U.S.D.A. decision.

“The N.C. NAACP believes the USDA’s position regarding the use of Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) data in school assignment is a misinterpretation of the law,”

Barber has been a highly-visible personality at the forefront of the anti-neighborhood schools movement within the state.