Ward and Smith and Twin Rivers YMCA Present RCS Gifts to Help Storm Victims

Ward and Smith and the Twin Rivers YMCA presented a $1580 donation to Religious Community Services of New Bern to help victims of Hurricane Florence.

The proceeds were the result of a special gift card donation drive sponsored by the two organizations. RCS will distribute the gift cards to families in need. The total donation included a matching gift contributed by Ward and Smith to help meet the needs of families who were impacted.

Gift card donations were collected at both Twin Rivers YMCA and Ward and Smith’s New Bern office during the month of November.

In September, Hurricane Florence brought historic floods and destructive winds to the Carolinas, leaving much of our eastern coastal communities in ruins. While many have repaired what was damaged, others are still struggling to rebuild and replace what was lost.

"When you see the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence, you can't help but feel a sense of hopelessness and despair," remarked Ward and Smith's family law attorney and Twin Rivers YMCA board member Lauren Taylor Arnette. "But New Bern is resilient and strong. We will get through this difficult time thanks to our friends, families and neighbors, and the generosity of strangers. Words cannot express how greatly appreciative we are for all of the support." 

(Ward and Smith's Lauren Arnette, Juliet Rogers with RCS, and Todd Shuart with YMCA at the RCS office in New Bern.)

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About the Y

The TWIN RIVERS YMCA is one of Craven County’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Engaging more than 8 thousand men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. trymca.org  

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