Storms Damage Campuses of Two HBCUs in Raleigh

Our prayers are with students, faculty, and staff at Shaw University and Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Both campuses were hit with severe storms over the weekend that damaged buildings and caused power outages.

As a result of the storms, Shaw University has been forced to close. Classes have been suspended for the remainder of the semester and students have been sent home. Several buildings on campus were severely damaged. Luckily, there were no injuries.

Irma McClaurin, president of Shaw University said in a statement issued Sunday, “I know that we will come through this crisis stronger and more self-assured than ever, as long as we work together as a community.”