Greensboro, N.C. (April 20, 2018) â€“ The city of Greensboro, North Carolina is still cleaning up from the tornado that touched down in multiple locations on Sunday, April 15. More than 320 structures were damaged in the storm; more than half of the structures were destroyed or sustained major damage. The Salvation Army of Greensboro continues outreach with meals and emotional and spiritual care support, and standing by to address the unmet needs of the community.
â€œThere is great need of help for the affected families and the community is responding in a wonderful way with resources,â€� said Major Don Vick of The Salvation Army of Greensboro. â€œThe Salvation Army is coordinating with local government officials to ensure quick and effective service to our hurting neighbors.â€�
The Salvation Army has served more than 1,300 meals, 1,600 drinks, and has provided emotional and spiritual care to twelve people. The Salvation Army is working with government officials as well as other partners to coordinate additional service.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.