Cary, NC – For the first time, three local chapters of the National Charity League, Inc. joined together for a food drive for help those affected by Hurricane Matthew here in North Carolina.
Helping After the Storm
Three chapters of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) – Cary-based Carolina Lily and Cardinal and Raleigh-based Dogwood – joined together to host a food drive on Sunday, October 16, 2016. The food drive supported local philanthropies such as the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Raleigh Rescue Mission, Ronald McDonald House and Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
“This event provided the platform for our three chapters to collaborate. More than 180 mothers and daughters joined together to serve people in need in our communities,” said Diane D’Agostin, president of the Carolina Lily Chapter. “This food drive was planned well before Hurricane Matthew impacted our neighbors in the East, and we’re so pleased to be able to support relief efforts there as well as closer to home.”
As a result of the food drive, more than 120 boxes packed with non-perishable food and hygiene supplies were delivered to North Carolinians affected by Hurricane Matthew, going through the Food Bank and Food Shuttle.
This is the first time the three NCL chapters have joined together in a fundraiser. Collectively, the three chapters have 762 members.
Story by staff reports. Photos courtesy of Michele McKinley.