Wilmington, N.C., October 11, 2018
So much has been lost and yet so much has been gained. With personal loss of homes, cars and belongings by Easterseals UCP staff and the people with disabilities and mental health challenges served, times have been extremely hard. However, the community has come together to start recovering and rebuilding.
In the early aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the Easterseals UCP Wilmington staff knew they had to be there for one another and the families they serve. Terri Singleton, Team Lead of the Individual Placement and Support program, drummed up support from UNC Chapel Hill radio station WCHL. The station manager, Nicki Morris, accepted donations on the air and sent a truck-load of food, cleaning supplies, water, pet food, toiletry items, towels, clothing and more to Easterseals UCP’s Wilmington office.
“All the supplies are literally lining the halls. It is amazing!” said Jennifer Bell, program manager of Easterseals UCP Individual and Community Services program.
Terri is among the Easterseals UCP Front Line Heroes who continues to give all that she has to support her team and the community. She said, “Our staff has had a lot of needs as well, and I felt like they should have the opportunity to get some supplies as they spend most of their time assisting the people we serve. They often forget to take care of themselves.”
The supplies helped staff and clients start to get back on their feet again with essential items. A big shout out to Terri and WCHL for making this happen!
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