We, the Carteret County Democratic Party, stand in solidarity with our black and brown, brothers and sisters. We are angry and we are upset. We mourn with you and we stand beside you in protest. We will say their names out loud. We will fight for racial equality and equity. We call for an end to the systemic racism in our justice system, education system and beyond. We hear your cries and we feel your pain. We vow to hold our police and elected officials accountable when necessary.
Black lives do matter.
Carteret County Democratic Party Chair
Headquarters is temporarily Closed due to Covid-19
We at the Carteret County Democratic Party take this pandemic and your health very seriously. In an effort to flatten the curve, we closed our Headquarters, and all meetings and conventions will be held virtually. We are concerned about our neighbors and friends. If you are in need of someone to help in any way, whether it be to safely get groceries, or just to chat, please email us at email@example.com. Please be safe, practice social distancing, and check out our site regularly for information on local, state and national resources.
“Instead of seeing ‘Social Distancing’ and travel bans as panic, try seeing them as acts of mass cooperation intended to protect the collective whole. This plan is not about individuals going into hiding. It’s a global deep breath…an agreement around the planet to be still.” – Dr. Lindsay Jernigan
The Food Programs
The Food Waste and Recovery Program, of the recently formed Carteret Food and Health Council, has launched an initiative to immediately help with food shortages in Carteret County. Their initial concern was for school children who would have no meals during spring break week following Easter. These meals usually are prepared at six designated schools for pick up, or bused out , and will continue thru April 20.
However, food pantries reported expecting more requests this week but were already short of supplies and funds due to the virus impact, In order to assist three pantries meet this challenge, the Program has asked the community to immediately donate boxed or canned food or cash to a food pantry.
Farmers have been urged to donate excess produce as well.
You can, donate directly to Martha’s Mission Cupboard in Morehead City to get money to The Food Waste and Recovery Program immediately.
Carteret County Friends
Basnight Garner Real Estate, First United Methodist Church, Kayla B Designs and Tassels have teamed up to support those in our community that are in need. Thousands of Carteret County residents’ income will be effected by the Covid 19 Pandemic and our team’s goal is to provide gift cards for those in need so that they have immediate access to groceries and toiletries.
Many of our friends and neighbors were not financially prepared to be out of work due to no fault of their own. If we work together as a group of caring neighbors we are confident we can make a difference in the lives of many famlies during these. challenging times