A fundraiser by the Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation will assist students affected by COVID-19, the college announced in a news release.
The foundation has distributed more than $32,000 since early March to help students with the costs of food, rent, utilities and medicine, according to the release.
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Donations will be sought on Tuesday during the worldwide “Giving Tuesday” campaign, which raises money for nonprofit groups and charities that are helping people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Donations will also be accepted after Tuesday.
“We are so pleased with the response to our Trojan Strong campaign from faculty, staff, students, and the community,” said Sandy Ammons, executive director of the FTCC Foundation. “Giving Tuesday is a day for us to come together to support our students and our college.”
Anyone who gives at least $20 to FTCC’s student relief fund is eligible for a “Trojan Strong” T-shirt.
Tax-deductible gifts may be made at faytechcc.edu/giving/give-now/or by calling 910-678-0094 or 910-678-8441.
As part of the campaign, FTCC has released a video that salutes faculty and staff members for working to keep students on track scholastically through the coronavirus crisis as well as students for pursuing their goals.
Registration for summer and fall courses is underway.
Staff writer Melody Brown-Peyton can be reached at [email protected] or 910-486-3568.