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Greensboro church donates backpacks for students impacted by Hurricane Matthew

Muir’s Chapel United Methodist Church of Greensboro, NC, returned to Lumberton this week to donate 288 backpacks, each filled with school supplies, for students in the Public Schools of Robeson County. The church had previously donated 800 pounds of non-perishable food for hurricane victims. The backpack donation effort was coordinated through Southeastern Health’s Compassion for U Congregational Wellness program. Pictured with the backpacks, from left, are: Rev. Herbert Lowry, Jr., Pastor of Chestnut Street United Methodist Church and Covenant Member of Compassion for U; Amy Baker, Principal, JC Hargrave Elementary School; Meropi Hawkins, J.C. Hargrave Elementary; Candice Wright, Teacher, W.H. Knuckles Elementary School; Tara Bullard, Principal, West Lumberton Elementary School; Joanna Hunt, Principal, Tanglewood Elementary School; Felicia Scott, School Social Worker, Magnolia School; and Rev. Dean Carter, Chaplain, Southeastern Health.  Not pictured are Eric Sanders, Principal, WH Knuckles Elementary School and Dwayne Smith, Board Member, Public Schools of Robeson County.














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