Here’s how to help tornado relief efforts in the Triad

Just days after a tornado barreled through Guilford and Rockingham counties, many people in the community are still reeling from the damage.

To help, FOX8 has compiled a list of ways to help the community in tornado relief efforts.


  • Tarps are needed to protect tornado-damaged homes from heavy rain coming in east Greensboro. To donate, go to 322 E. Friendly Ave.

The United Way of Greater Greensboro

  • The United Way of Greater Greensboro will begin accepting monetary donations on April 17.
  • Donations can be made online, by mail or in person.
    • The United Way of Greater Greensboro is located at 1500 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC 27405. Checks should indicate the donation is for “Tornado Relief.”


  • Goodwill is accepting household goods, including furniture, clothing, home goods, and school supplies, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. 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 through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Salvation Army

  • The Salvation Army Greensboro is accepting donations for local disaster relief efforts.
  • The Salvation Army has dispatched staff to the affected area of Greensboro to support clients of its Rapid Rehousing program who live there.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro

  • Habitat for Humanity will be collecting donations and recruiting volunteers to help cleanup efforts.
  • The organization will collect items from 8 a.m. until noon Tuesday at the Habitat Greensboro Office on Summit Avenue and at its location on West Gate City Boulevard.
  • The following items are of the most-urgent need:
    • Bottled water
    • Food, blankets
    • Tarps for temporary roof covering
    • Plywood for windows
    • Rubber and work gloves
    • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Cleanup work will begin at 8 a.m. -- anyone who wants to help can call the City of Greensboro at (336) 373-2489.

American Red Cross

  • A Red Cross Emergency Shelter will continue to operate at the Glenwood Community Recreation Center.

The City of Greensboro

  • 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 can also contact The Volunteer Center of Greensboro: 336-7373-1633 or visit