“We’ve been doing product collection all week at businesses across the community,” said Allison De Marco, organizer of the event. "We've been collecting cash donations but also product donations."
The value of the Hispanic community in Carborro and the peace of mind immigrants should be allowed in the community was emphasized at the "Know Your Rights" event. "Trust is a hard thing to gain and an easy thing to lose,” Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said. “We're willing to do the work to gain your trust if you're willing to give it to us."
There are over 1000 refugees living and working in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, and the community has seen a concerted effort and response to the needs of recently resettled refugees.
The free bus system serving the Chapel Hill area doesn't just save foot traffic for exhausted students. It also fosters love at first sight. The Chapel Hill Transit system provides over seven million rides annually and is the second largest transit system in North Carolina, but for one couple, this commodity did so much more.
Personnel changes are being finalized as the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District gets into the second half of the 2017-18 school year.