Rural Areas: The Kindergarten to High School Factor

Angela Lewis, of Washington NC, speaks to how people would be surprised to know that locals in Washington are not just still recovering from Hurricane Florence in 2018 – many are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. And some families will never financially recover. She notices that her church’s predominantly African American section of town is hit especially hard by the storms. For Lewis, she just tries to help families get to their next step.

Flood Zone is a special investigation reporting on flooding in Coastal Carolina communities. The podcast is a project of Shoresides and Working Narratives.

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Want to Help:

  1. Donate To The Good Shepherd Center to fund housing assistance programs.
  2. Advocate Call NC Senators: Richard Burr 202-224-3154, and Thom Tillis 704-509-9087 tell them to advocate for H.R. 2721 The Pathways out of Poverty Act, that would expand funding for temporary assistance programs.

Need Help:

  1. Shelter For temporary shelter call The Good Shepherd Center 910-763-4424.
  2. Financial Assistance For help with Financial Assistance call Lloyd Stiles from Coastal Community Action at 252-342-4831.
  3. Other Resources – Consult this list. It provides a guide for general resources as well as resources specific to Craven County.