For the last two weeks, Henson Fuerst offices in Rocky Mount and Raleigh have served as drop-off locations where people can donate supplies to support the flood relief efforts of local shelters.
The response from the community has been overwhelming, and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone that contributed to help local families.
On Friday, 10/21, Henson Fuerst made our first delivery of donated supplies to a local shelter.
Our offices in Rocky Mount and Raleigh received enough donations to fill 4 vehicles full of supplies!
In addition to Henson Fuerst and our employees, Carolina Eagle Distributing, Chico’s Restaurant, Barn Burner Promotions, employees of SAS Institute and many other local businesses, community groups and individuals across the area, also donated supplies.
The collected supplies were donated to the Conetoe Family Life Center. The Conetoe Family Life Center is located in Conetoe, NC, just outside the towns of Tarboro and Princeville. All three towns, and the surrounding areas, suffered enormous flooding and storm damage.
Henson Fuerst is a proud supporter and contributor to Conetoe Family Life Center. Reverend Richard Joyner, who runs the Conetoe Family Life Center was highlighted last year as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for the work that his non-profit does to impact his community.
Reverend Joyner and local volunteers are actively working with residents in these communities by distributing these supplies to families who were directly affected by the Hurricane.
There are many communities in North Carolina that have still not recovered from the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. Henson Fuerst will continue to collect supplies in both our Rocky Mount and Raleigh offices and will make more deliveries to the Conetoe Family Life Center moving forward.
Thank you again to everyone that helped contribute to this important cause, and please continue to give generously.