CHARLOTTE, NC (WECT) - The Carolina Panthers and Bank of America are giving $250,000 in Hurricane Florence disaster relief grants to 17 high schools in North and South Carolina.
East Duplin, North Brunswick, Pender, South Columbus, Topsail, and Wallace-Rose Hill high schools were all selected to receive money.
The grants will help high school programs replace or repair equipment, supplies or athletic infrastructure lost or damaged during the storm.
Grants given range from $3,000-$20,000 and were made by requests from schools and focused on the greatest needs.
“Hurricane Florence and its aftermath was catastrophic for communities across the region with many high schools sustaining loss or damage to athletic equipment or facilities,” Carolina Panthers Director of Community Relations Riley Fields said in a Panthers news release. “The Carolina Panthers are pleased to partner with Bank of America to enable schools, and the communities that they serve, to return to a sense of normalcy by helping fund critical repairs and infrastructure replacement for high school athletic programs.”
School City Grant Amount
Dixon High School Holly Ridge, NC $10,000
East Duplin High School Beulaville, NC $9,500
Fairmont High School Fairmont, NC $20,000
Jones Senior High School Trenton, NC $7,000
Latta High School Latta, SC $20,000
Lumberton High School Lumberton, NC $20,000
Marion High School Marion, SC $18,500
Marlboro County High School Bennettsville, SC $20,000
Mullins High School Mullins, SC $8,000
North Brunswick High School Leland, NC $20,000
Pender High School Burgaw, NC $7,000
Richlands High School Richlands, NC $20,000
South Columbus High School Tabor City, NC $3,000
Terry Sanford High School Fayetteville, NC $10,500
Topsail High School Hampstead, NC $20,000
Wallace-Rose Hill High School Teachey, NC $17,000
Westover High School Fayetteville, NC $19,500