UNC School of Medicine students deliver hurricane relief supplies to Lumberton

On Oct. 17, five UNC School of Medicine students delivered bottled water and other supplies to the Southeastern Agriculture Center in Lumberton, NC, where they will be distributed to people affected by Hurricane Matthew.

UNC School of Medicine students deliver hurricane relief supplies to Lumberton click to enlarge UNC School of Medicine students Keren Eyal MS1, Peter Qi MS2, Angela Cai MS4, Nisitha Sengottuvel MS1, Shannon Gillespie MS1, Jasmine Sinkhada MS1, with workers in Lumberton
UNC School of Medicine students deliver hurricane relief supplies to Lumberton click to enlarge Students buying water to deliver

Money and supplies donated by UNC School of Medicine students were used to buy more than 250 gallons of water, as well as essentials like towels, socks, diapers, tampons, pads, diapers, first aid supplies and medications like Tylenol. The effort was spearheaded by first-year medical students Jasmine Sinkhada, Shannon Gillespie, and Nisitha Sengottuvel.

These supplies were loaded into four separate cars and driven from Chapel Hill to Lumberton, a small town in Robeson County that was hit particularly hard by Hurricane Matthew.

The supplies will now be distributed to the people who need them in a community that still has a lot of rebuilding to do.

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