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American Red Cross One Week Update on Greensboro Tornado Relief Effort

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GREENSBORO, NC MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 – The American Red Cross continues to provide assistance to families affected by last weekend’s tornado. Nearly 150 Red Cross disaster workers from all over the state are in Greensboro running shelters, staffing resource centers, serving meals and distributing supplies.

 

During the first week of the response to the Greensboro tornado, the Red Cross has provided 182 shelter stays, served more than 10,000 meals and snacks and distributed more than 2,700 disaster emergency supplies. Red Cross health services and disaster mental health experts have also treated more than 200 people affected by the tornado.

 

The American Red Cross shelter at Windsor Recreation Center, 1601 E. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, will remain open throughout the current storm. Anyone whose home experiences further weather-related problems is welcome to come to the shelter.

 

In addition, the Red Cross is staffing two community resource centers, open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The first is located at the Willow Oaks Community Center, 1815 Everitt Street, Greensboro and a second location is now open at the Peeler Recreation Center, 1300 Sykes Avenue, Greensboro.

 

At these resource centers, community members whose homes were damaged by the tornado can apply for financial assistance and be directed to other resources available to aid in the long-term recovery process.

 

The Red Cross depends on volunteers and donations to respond to these disasters. Those interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer can sign up online at redcross.org/volunteer. To make a donation, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

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