Wilson students provide help for families
Some local families received special treatment recently at Wilson High School, thanks to students and local agencies. In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Wilson High School students, including clubs and sports teams, as well as the Wilson High Freshmen Academy, partnered with agencies so that families in need had an opportunity to be able to shop and dine.
“The students at Wilson worked really hard on this service project to secure clothing, and this project gave the students an opportunity to give back to their community,”said Shemia Yearwood, student adviser for the event. Yearwood said the families shopped from racks and tables full of clothing, coats, and shoes, all collected by the students.
After shopping, the families received a meal provided by Stefano's. They also received a meal to-go provided by eEden Ministries. “We’ve received a lot of support from the community to make the Pop Up Shop a success,” said Yearwood. Participating organizations included the House of Hope, Pee Dee Community Action Partnership, Goodwill, Whosoever Church, Flowers, and Harris Teeter.