This is a difficult time in Greensboro. On Sunday, April 15, 2018, a tornado with 135 mph winds killed one person and caused significant destruction to over 1,000 homes, businesses, and schools in eastern Greensboro. To help provide support to those impacted by the tornado, the Community Foundation created the East Greensboro Tornado Relief Fund and the Guilford County Schools Classroom Tornado Relief Fund. We made an initial $10,000 contribution. We will coordinate grants from the East Greensboro Tornado Relief Fund with guidance from the City of Greensboro and the United Way of Greater Greensboro. The Guilford County Schools Classroom Tornado Relief Fund will support tornado relief efforts at Hampton, Erwin, and Peeler Elementary with guidance from GCS Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras.
Additional Tornado Relief Information:
As the recovery effort enters the second month, the City of Greensboro has amassed the list of Storm Recovery Resources that will be updated as information available. This resource is our "go-to" source for the long-term recovery effort.
FEMA News Release, Disaster Recovery Center to Close June 11 in Greensboro; Help Remains Available, 2018 June 05
FEMA News Release, Federal Assistance Tops One-half Million Dollars for April 15 Tornado Recovery, 2018 June 04
The Greensboro Housing Coalition is available to help find housing for people permanently or temporarily displaced by the tornado.
- Please refer to the City of Greensboro's Storm Recovery Resource page for organizations that are taking material donations.
- The Volunteer Center of Greensboro is coordinating volunteers. Please call 336.373.1633 if you are interested in volunteering.