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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