RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Friday during its homecoming game, Broughton High School raised money and collected donations for victims of Hurricane Matthew.
During the game several students carried signs that said “donate for NC flood victims” around the stands collecting money.
“We’ve passed so many people that just want to help out. It’s amazing to see because even some people just seem so happy because they know they’ve helped out with something in North Carolina,” said Broughton Sophomore Jack Jourdan.
One Broughton mom was very thankful the school was supporting the flood victims.
“Even though I’m here, that is still home,” said Latoya Smith.
Smith grew up in Robeson County. She says her whole family is still down there and was hit hard by the floods.
“Everything is pretty much lost or they’re underwater,” she said.
Smith mentioned to Broughton’s principal in passing how bad it is for her family and her former community. Within a day, the fundraiser was planned.
More than $650 was raised in just two quarters of football, as well as bags of toiletries, and groceries were collected.
Even though Smith’s family is miles away in Robeson County she says she feels the support of her new community.
“They really are a family oriented school. I love them,” said Smith