Communities In Schools (CIS), the national organization dedicated to empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future, today announced the creation of the All In Relief Fund to support CIS affiliates who have suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Florence. Communities In Schools has 12 affiliates in North and South Carolina that have been impacted by or are still in the path of floods left behind by the storm:
- CIS of North Carolina in Hertford County
- CIS of North Carolina in Pamlico County
- CIS of the Rocky Mount Region
- CIS of Wilson County
- CIS of Brunswick County
- CIS of Cape Fear
- CIS of Cumberland County
- CIS of Durham
- CIS of Robeson County
- CIS of Wake County
- CIS of the Charleston Area
- CIS of the Midlands
An additional affiliate, CIS of Hampton Roads in Portsmouth, Virginia is also potentially threatened by floodwaters from the storm and will receive assistance from the Relief Fund.
Together, these affiliates of Communities In Schools serve more than 68,000 students through the work of 209 caring professionals who work inside schools every day providing the supports and resources they need. The All In Relief Fund will provide essential emergency services and long-term support for the affiliates, allowing them to resume work supporting students and their families. CIS employees who have suffered damage to their homes or lost their personal belongings as a result of the storm are also eligible for assistance.
“The full scope of this disaster is still unfolding, but we know our students, families and communities are going to need immediate relief and long-term support,” said Communities In Schools National President and CEO Dale Erquiaga. “The All In Relief Fund is a vital, first step toward generating the additional resources needed to help our students and affiliate staff get back on their feet as quickly as possible. The entire CIS family is all in for our students and staffers in the affected region.”
To support the All In Relief Fund, click here.