ECU students, social workers help hurricane survivors in Trenton

TRENTON, N.C. (WITN) - A local university partnered with social workers to counsel hurricane survivors in one Eastern Carolina town.

East Carolina University psychiatry students traveled to Trenton to counsel hurricane survivors at Christian Faith Assembly church Saturday.

They partnered with the North Carolina Association of Black Social Workers to do group and individual counseling sessions.

This is the second time the two groups have joined together to help Jones County residents affected by Hurricane Florence. Back in December they hosted a linen drive.

"We have adopted them because we know there is a need and we want to do what we can to be able to help alleviate some of the problems they have as their advocate," NC Association of Black Social Workers Midred Council said.

Both groups said they hope to return to Trenton for future workshops.