Ways To Help Tornado Victims

Many organizations are seeking donations and volunteers to help those affected by Saturday's deadly string of tornadoes.

A disaster relief fund has been established for tornado victims in the Colerain and Askeville areas. If you want to donate, you can mail donations to:

The Bertie County Tornado Relief Fund
PO Box 530
Windsor, NC 27983

Checks should be made out to "Bertie County Tornado Relief Fund." You can also make donations in person at the county manager's office in Windsor and the Town of Colerain office.

A Facebook site has popped up to help victims of the deadly tornadoes in Bertie County, one of the hardest hit areas. By Tuesday morning the site, "Pray For Bertie County," already had 3,700 people who "liked" the page. You can go to the page by heading to our Facebook page.

The page serves as a place where people are offering up ways to help the devastated communities in Bertie County. One person talked about collecting donations in the Weeksville area, while another talked about being a drop off site for Easter baskets for kids.

A food and clothing bank has been set up for residents affected by Saturdays storms in Snow Hill. The bank is located at 410 SE 2nd St., which is the old fire department building beside the primary school.

Donations, clothing and non-perishable food items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. until dark all week. For more information, you can contact Emergency Services 252-747-2544.

The Red Cross depends on financial donations to help people affected by disasters like these tornadoes. You can help by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also visit their website to donate to your local Red Cross chapter.


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  • by Don Martin Location: Kernersville North Carolina on May 26, 2011 at 07:45 PM
    I have a church that would like to donate items of food, water, etc. but don't know where to start or who to contact. Any help out there? We want to help our north carolina people. Thanks Don
  • by TIDE on Apr 19, 2011 at 02:02 PM
    Just heard that Tide Loads of Hope will be on its way to Bertie County and (I believe) Cumberland Co soon.
  • by POPPA Location: Winterville on Apr 19, 2011 at 01:39 PM
    For Help: My older sister and her 83 year old husband both have cancer and are in bad shape. That doesn't stop them for doing all they can. You see, they live on a farm they lost during the tornado 2 silos, a large tractor shelter, a packhouse, 2 storage barns, their grandchildrens pet houses, part of their roof, etc. I have been over in Snow Hill helping them for 2 days now, it will take weeks if not months to get all this debris up. They live off of 258 on Newell Rd. My sister said that on Sunday maybe 250 to 300 hundred cars passed and no one stopped to offer help or bring a glass of water. There were 2 black ladies that stopped and offered to feed them for Sunday night which they accepted being they had no electricty. Bless you ladies. The only help they have had are his 3 grown boys and 2 grandsons. So, if you want to help physically or bring food now you know where they live. POPPA
  • by Great groups to help on Apr 19, 2011 at 01:39 PM
    Samaritans Purse: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/articles/helping_nc_tornado_victims/# NC Baptist Men Disaster Relief: http://www.baptistsonmission.org/Projects/North-Carolina/Tornado These 2 groups are already on the ground and have both sent emails seeking volunteers (at least in the Bertie Co. area). SP has set up headquarters at Askewville Bethel Assembly of God Church.
  • by just saying on Apr 19, 2011 at 11:23 AM
    I wonder if the rest of the world has text, phone lines, website addresses setup to help aid our country in time of disaster, would be nice if that was found to be true.
  • by Cyndi on Apr 19, 2011 at 10:27 AM
    Please email Cyndilou24@gmail.com if you know of any stations in wilson that we can take food, clothing, toiletries, etc. Thank you!
  • by Anna Location: Cape Carteret on Apr 19, 2011 at 08:43 AM
    The Baptist Disaster Relief teams are looking for volunteers. I don't know what hours are available though.
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      by volunteer1 on Apr 19, 2011 at 12:29 PM in reply to Anna
      to Anna at Cape Carteret do you know how to get in touch with this organization? If they have a website will you post it..I will google to see what I can get.
  • by Tanya Location: Greene Co on Apr 19, 2011 at 07:23 AM
    The National Guard Building in Snow Hill is accepting donations through the Red Cross. You can check out Samaritanspurse.org
  • by Lisa Location: Greenville on Apr 19, 2011 at 06:21 AM
    Do you know of any in the Snow Hill or Farmville area ?
  • by volunteer1 Location: wayne co on Apr 19, 2011 at 05:58 AM
    How do we go about volunteer services for families affected. I have alot of time after work and weekends. I had contacted alot of organizations before this happened only to be told they only work from basically 9 to 5 monday thur friday. I thought organizations like United Way, etc would have evening programs as well as weekends. I can assist in cleaning, babysitting. Anyone out there that knows, let me know how I can help.
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