ECU: Disaster Recovery Center opens for students and employees

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – East Carolina University is opening a Disaster Recovery Center to aid students and employees affected by the aftermath of severe flooding in Greenville and other areas of North Carolina.

The Disaster Recovery Center will open Tuesday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Willis Building and will remain open until Friday, October 21. A determination will then be made as to whether or not the center needs to operate the week of October 24.

Representatives from various departments and offices are manning the center. They’re helping with things like financial aid, books, and setting up meal plans.

About 60 to 70 students who can’t return to their apartments are now staying in residence halls.

Students can also go to the center to receive items from the Red Cross like furniture or clothing.

“What I want them to know is that they’re not alone,” said Lynn Roeder, ECU dean of students. “The university is here to support them and to do whatever we need to do to make sure they get back into…whatever normal may be for them.”

The departments and offices represented at the center will be:

• Campus Living/Off Campus Student Services
• Center for Counseling and Student Development
• Dean of Students Office
• Dowdy Student Store
• ECU Police Department
• Financial Aid Office
• Cashier’s Office
• Parking & Transportation Services
• Student Health Services

Information from the Red Cross and assistance in completing online FEMA forms will be available.

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