On Sunday, April 15, a tornado touched down in East Greensboro, which is an area we serve and many of our homeowners live. At this point I am not certain that any Habitat homeowners were affected by the storm, but many other homes in the area received damage. The main problems are downed trees and damage to homes from the trees, but there is also much roof damage from the wind, and debris everywhere.
Here are some ways that you can protect yourself from scams, and tips for repairing your home after a storm.
The following is a message from Management of Volunteer Services, Chris Tippens:
Due to the difficulty accessing the tornado impacted areas, we will be collecting items at the Habitat offices, 1031 Summit Ave and at the 2nd ReStore location, 2190 Lawndale Drive tomorrow Tuesday, April 17 from 8am – 12pm.
We will make sure they are delivered to the areas most needed. Thank you for your support.
- bottled water – no longer able to accept as we have an overabundance
- food, blankets
- tarps for temporary roof covering
- plywood for windows
- trash bags.
There is also a need volunteer doctors and nurses, anyone with a chain saw who can assist with downed trees, and general help for debris clean-up. There is a command center set up at 2208 Everitt St. where supplies can be dropped off. Please call Ms. Williams if you have items to donate.
Work will resume at 8:00 AM on Tuesday morning. If you can volunteer your time to assist, the City of Greensboro has set up a hotline at 336.373.2489, and they can direct you. If you are interested in joining a team from Habitat to help with the relief effort, please call Chris Tippens at 336.707.8050.
Thanks for all you do, and for your consideration of this effort.