For Immediate Release

Guilford Technical Community College Leading Effort to Support Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims

  • Donations will support students and families at Lone Star College-North Harris in Houston

JAMESTOWN, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2017) — Guilford Technical Community College is leading a community effort to donate much-needed clothing and supplies to support the flood victims of Hurricane Harvey. The donated supplies will go to the students and families of Lone Star College-North Harris in Houston.

“This effort started organically. Many GTCC students, faculty and staff have maintained contact with Dr. Laura Yannuzzi, a former division chair who moved to Houston earlier this year,” said Steve Turner, interim division chair for humanities and social sciences at GTCC.

Lone Star College-North Harris, where Dr. Yannuzzi is vice president of instruction, serves two school districts. Like many areas devastated by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the need in Houston is very real.

“Driving up and down the neighborhoods, I see the many homes damaged, cars ruined and lives forever altered. Every piece of clothing and furniture, every toy, every memento is now in a huge pile of debris waiting to be taken the landfill,” said Dr. Yannuzzi. “Young and old, rich and poor, families and single individuals, so many have been affected. While the storm has left, the recovery still continues.”

Guilford Technical Community College is collecting items this week at its Jamestown, Greensboro and High Point campuses:

GTCC Jamestown Campus
Davis Hall, Room 209
601 East Main Street

GTCC High Point Campus
Charles Greene Building (H5), Room 103
901 South Main Street

GTCC Greensboro Campus
CEC Room 132
3505 East Wendover Avenue

The items below are suggested for donations. All supplies will go directly to support Lone Star College students and their families in Houston.

Non-perishable food New socks and underwear (packaged, all sizes)
New or gently used shoes New bedding
New or gently used toys New pillows
New towels Baby formula
Toiletries New blankets
Diapers New pajamas (all sizes)
Gift cards New or gently used clothing (infant to adult)

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. GTCC serves more than 35,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at