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Ashley Taylor, 347-415-6678, email@example.com, New Bern High, Class of 1999
Derrick "Benetez" Bryant, 404-725-3053, Derrick.firstname.lastname@example.org, New Bern High School Class of 1999
Shakiera Causey, 804-943-9417, Stcausey@uncg.edu, New Bern High, Class of 1998
Omisade Burney-Scott, 919-423-6826, email@example.com, West Craven High, Class of 1985 “City Manager Mark Stephens said the city had suffered one of the most devastating storms in its 308 year history. He said more than 400 city staff members had been working to mitigate the impact of Hurricane Florence.
Stephens said preliminary assessments show more than 4,300 homes and 300 businesses were damaged or destroyed in the storm. Stephens said he expected that number to increase as residents and business owners return to the city and evaluate their properties.
City inspectors had begun a more detailed assessment of damages as of Sunday morning, said Stephens, who stressed that the process would take several weeks to complete. He said early damage estimates are in excess of $6 million dollars.” New Bern Sun Journal
Colorfest, Inc. is committed to bringing the arts to underprivileged children in a diverse setting. We are devoted to bringing all forms of art to the community through beautification projects, educational outreach, art exhibits, and performances. We are currently working diligently to secure funds and supplies will go directly to those in need in New Bern, North Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence via other New Bern natives like ourselves, local, regional and national networks of churches, lodges, neighborhoods, alumni associations, etc.
We are partnering with individuals and organizations/institutions such as SpiritHouse Inc., Project South/Southern Movement Assembly (SMA), The Highlander Center, Be Connected, the Carolina Peace Center and North Carolina Central University. You can make donations at www.PayPal.me/Colorfestinc or www.PayPal.me/NewBernStrong.