Press Release | CSWMHC partners with CCPSF for Hurricane Relief in Down East

Press Release


Media Contact:

Karen Amspacher, Tabbie Nance

252-723-0982,  (252) 728-4583 ext 1137,


CARTERET COUNTY, NC, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 -- Carteret County Public Schools Foundation & Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center are partnering to provide hurricane relief for school children and families of Carteret County.

“As we did during Hurricane Isabel in 2003, our shared purpose is to provide resources for families to help return to their homes as soon as possible following the devastation brought about by flood waters, wind damage and loss of family income due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence,“  explained Karen Willis Amspacher, Director of the CSWM&HC.

“One Hundred Percent of contributions made to this effort will be directed to families in need of economic assistance as reviewed by school personnel,” added Tabbie Nance, Public Information Officer for Carteret County Schools.

Foundation and Museum coordinators Tabbie Nance and Karen Amspacher will work with classroom teachers, guidance counselors and school personnel to identify and help meet the immediate and long term needs of  Carteret County families.

Carteret County Public Schools Foundation will focus on families with students in the mainland communities surrounding and including Beaufort, Morehead City, Newport, Bogue Banks and Highway 24.

The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center will direct their resources to families in need throughout the Down East communities including South River and Merrimon.

Together the CCPSF and the CSWM&HC will ask for contributions locally and statewide to help all of Carteret County.

Checks can be made payable to:

Carteret County Public Schools Foundation

107 Safrit Drive, Beaufort, NC 28516

Attn:  Tabbie Nance

Memo: Hurricane Florence Relief

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center

PO Box 556, Harkers Island, NC 28531

Attn:  Karen Amspacher

Memo: Hurricane Florence Community Relief

Donations to support the Down East relief efforts may also be made online at

Carteret County Schools Superintendent Matt Bottoms and Core Sound Museum Board Chairman Lockwood Phillips ask you support of this important partnership for Carteret County families.