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Wilmington Special Ed Teacher Provides Resources

Feeding, Restoring and Listening in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Wilmington, N.C., October 3, 2018

Helping people with special needs is in Tammy Pruden’s heart. During the school year, she teaches special education at a Wilmington high school. When summer comes around, she works on social skills and independence with a former student in the Easterseals UCP Individual & Community Services program.

hurricane florenceIn the wake of Hurricane Florence, Tammy evacuated Wilmington, but didn’t stop caring and helping. She had internet and knew people were on social media so she loaded up her Facebook page with links about safety, shelters and where to get food. Once she got back into town, she jumped right in helping out at another Wilmington non-profit. She also provided food, water, clothing and personal items to a family served by Easterseals UCP that lost everything, and she continues to help that family and support the staff at Easterseals UCP where needed.

“People were working hard for 8-10 days and I was able to come in with new energy and take the burden off some of them,” said Tammy. She said part of the restoration process is helping residents with repairing homes, moving debris and listening to their survival stories. Tammy said the road to recovery will be a long one and she intends to support people in need whenever she can.

Please give to the Staff Hurricane Recovery Fund benefiting unselfish and committed Easterseals UCP staffers. Help us support our front-line so that they can continue to serve our clients.

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Easterseals UCP provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. 

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com.

For more information contact:
Kathy Edgerton
Easterseals UCP Chief Communications Officer
(O) 919-865-8660
(C) 919-208-0621
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