WFU donates used furniture to flood relief project

Wake Forest University donated more than 500 pieces of used furniture May 24 to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s flood relief effort and other non-profit groups in North Carolina and Virginia. This was the third year that Wake Forest has donated used furniture to the Baptist State Convention.

The university donated 110 sets of bedroom furniture from its on-campus Student Apartments. Each set has a dresser, single bed, desk and overhead shelves for the desk.

The Baptist State Convention received approximately 40 sets of furniture. It will use the pieces to help displaced residents in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania who were hit hard by floods early this spring.

Wake Forest donated the remaining sets of furniture to Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, Clemmons First Baptist Church, Mission Fellowship of Stokes County, Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp and Conference Center, and Joy Ranch Children’s Home in Virginia. In 2000, Wake Forest donated more than 700 sets of furniture to the Baptist State Convention’s flood relief effort in eastern North Carolina. In 2001, the university gave more than 1,000 pieces of furniture to the same project.

The university replaces residence hall furniture every 10-12 years.

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