Western Carolina teachers donate to Eastern educators

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Educators from the western part of the state paid a visit to the east today providing support for their peers impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Teachers throughout Craven County were surprised Friday with gift cards from educators from Cabarrus County who
wanted to do their part to help fund school supplies for teachers affected by Hurricane Florence.

A total of 72 gift cards were given out worth 100 dollars each. Eighteen different schools got the donations today and more are expected.

The staples gift cards were provided to teachers in Cabarrus County back in October. However, one of those teachers said he rallied his fellow educators together in an effort to help schools that could use them right now.

Michael Landers with the Cabarrus County School System said, "You never expect the first teacher to hug you and say they have tears in their eyes because they can get something their classroom needed. So when we were awarded these gift cards in Cabarrus County, on the heels of a hurricane that didn't really affect us much, that's kind of the goal."

Craven County schools is expecting more gift cards to come from teachers who have already committed their cards to the school district.
In addition, a student group in Cabarrus County donated nearly one thousand dollars to the food pantry at Havelock High School.