Many towns are facing tragic times with recent tornadoes causing massive damage throughout the south. Many homes and lives have been lost as a result. Despite the saddening damage, the community has come together to help rebuild their towns and lives. It’s nearly impossible to think about loosing everything like so many people have in such a sudden event. One of the many tornadoes came through Sanford, NC and demolished a Lowes Home Improvement store as well as several houses. Since the tornado numerous tornado reliefs foundations have jumped into action. With the help of members of the community they are slowly cleaning up the mess. Church youth groups have spent their weekends helping to move trees and clean up yards. When faced with disaster its easy to give up hope, but not this town! Sanford has come together to build a stronger community. If you would like to be a part of strengthening Sanford here’s what you can do to help:
Join an organization…
- FEMA Assistance- (Federal Emergency Management Agency) this organization housing repair, temporary living assistance/housing, personal property damage, transportation needs, medical and dental expenses, funeral expenses, legal services and disaster unemployment.
- Local Disaster Recovery Center- provides low interest grants for homeowners and small businesses
- Operations Center- provide emergency training
- Red Cross- is holding fundraisers to help rebuild damaged property and working with tornado relief
- Storm Debris Collection- are working to collect the debris throughout the community to help the DOT
- Pets- is an organization that is working to help collect stray pets and supplies for pets
- Emotional Support Group- has been put in place for personal, family, and grief counseling
- Salvation Army- is working to gather and distribute food throughout the community
A benefit concert is when an artist holds a concert and donates the money earned to a cause.
- Jim Avett held a concert on May 14th at the Lee County fair grounds from 2-pm to 6pm
- Broadway theme Beach Music Concert. The event will be held at the Broadway Community Center at 5pm. All the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross and the Lee County relief fund.
- A autographed David Letterman “The Late Show” jacket
- 1/24 autographed cars by Jammie Johnson