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Shelter for Families Affected by Storms Relocates to Windsor Recreation Center

Boy helps clean up in OKC tornado aftermath


(GREENSBORO, N.C. – April 17, 2018) – The Red Cross managed and supported shelter opened Sunday evening is relocating closer to the area impacted now that power has been restored at the Windsor Recreation Center.

A shuttle service will provide transportation from the Glenwood Recreation Center to the Windsor Recreation Center located at 1601 E. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Glenwood shelter will be staffed until 10 p.m. Tuesday evening for shelter residents to pick up belongings.


Monday evening, 58 people sought refuge at the shelter. Three meals are provided to shelter residents every day, along with medical and mental health counseling. 


Throughout the day Tuesday, Red Cross volunteers also served meals at 2 fixed mobile feeding sites close to the impacted area and started distribution of emergency supplies for clean-up and recovery throughout the impacted area.


The shelter will remain open in conjunction with emergency management partners as long as needed.


“The generosity of the community has been amazing,” said John Hughes, executive director, Red Cross serving the Piedmont Triad. “The shelter currently has all the donated items it can store and sort, however, we encourage people who wish to donate items to contact some of our local community partners.”

The Red Cross depends on donations to provide immediate relief. Donations for disaster relief may be made at, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by texting “RED CROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters large and small. Responding to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the Red Cross could not possibly provide a special designation for each, and at this time, there is no designation for this relief operation, however, the Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors may designate their donation to the local chapter to help people in the local area with disasters like tornadoes and other crises by choosing that option when donating on or on 1-800-RED CROSS or by writing “local Red Cross” on their check.


 Donation of Goods: 

  • Goodwill 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. 
  • The Interactive Resource Center, 407 E. Washington St., is accepting water and non-perishable food items from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Volunteer Information:

  • Anyone interested in volunteering with the Red Cross, may visit
  • The City of Greensboro’s Contact Center is serving as a centralized collection point for residents, groups and businesses who wish to volunteer with tornado cleanup, but residents can also register online.
  • City’s Contact Center: 336-373-CITY (2489).
  • People may also contact The Volunteer Center of Greensboro: 336-7373-1633 or visit