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Sneads Ferry groups work to help with free childcare during hurricane cleanup

The Sneads Ferry Boys & Girls Club and First United Methodist Church are teaming up to provide childcare while children are out of school due to Hurricane Florence. (Merrilee Moore, NewsChannel 12 photo)

Many schools in Onslow County remain closed following Hurricane Florence. One group has found a way to keep education at the forefront.

The Sneads Ferry Boys & Girls Club is partnering with First United Methodist Church to provide childcare in the form of lesson plans. The idea is go keep their minds active while they're still out of school.

"During this time, a lot of our kids lost a lot," Neville Boone, director of the Sneads Ferry Boys & Girls Club. "We have so many families who lost homes, especially here in the Sneads Ferry area. And it was very painful to see a lot of my parents crying.

"They called me on Sept. 23rd and I had several parents asking me 'are we going to have any facilities open? Will the Boys and Girls club be open?'"

Thanks to a partnership with First United Methodist, the answer is yes. Click the above video from NewsChannel 12's Merrilee Moore to learn more. You can also click on the Facebook Live video below she did earlier Monday.


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