This is a difficult time in Greensboro. On Sunday, April 15, 2018, a tornado with 135 mph winds killed one person and caused significant destruction to over 1,000 homes, businesses, and schools in eastern Greensboro. To help provide support to those impacted by the tornado, the Community Foundation created the East Greensboro Tornado Relief Fund and the Guilford County Schools Classroom Tornado Relief Fund. We made an initial $10,000 contribution. We will coordinate grants from the East Greensboro Tornado Relief Fund with guidance from the City of Greensboro and the United Way of Greater Greensboro. The Guilford County Schools Classroom Tornado Relief Fund will support tornado relief efforts at Hampton, Erwin, and Peeler Elementary with guidance from GCS Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras.
Additional Tornado Relief Information:
Red Cross and other partners are available at the two Disaster Resource Centers, open 10 am to 7 pm daily at the Willow Oaks Community Center, 1815 Everitt St., and Peeler Recreation Center, 1300 Sykes Ave. Organizations including Guilford County Department of Social Services, Legal Aid, Greensboro Housing Authority, Greensboro Housing Coalition, Greensboro Neighborhood Development and Turning Point 180 are available to assist with a variety of needs. For more information about the Red Cross efforts, call 336-333-2111.
For families impacting by the tornado, Tide Loads of Hope will wash clothes for free from 9am - 5pm at 2207 E Cone Blvd # A, Greensboro, NC 27405.
- The Interactive Resource Center at 407 E. Washington Street is accepting household goods, including furniture, clothing, home goods, and school supplies from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday - Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at all Goodwill locations.
- Greensboro Housing Coalition is accepting donations of bottled water, non-perishable food, and tarps to disperse in the community. They are at their collaborative Cottage Grove Office at 2208 Everitt Street working to coordinate efforts with partners.
- The Guilford Education Alliance Teacher Supply Warehouse collects school supplies. According to their website, donated items can dropped off at GEA from 9am – 12:30 pm, Monday-Friday, or from 1pm – 5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
- The Volunteer Center of Greensboro is coordinating volunteers. Please call 336.373.1633 if you are interested in volunteering.