How to help VA Tornado Victims

Here is a list of several relief organizations that are working with the victims of the storms in southeast Virginia and accepting donations. Donations should be designated for April Tornado Response and Recovery and can be made through local offices and some Web sites.

American Red Cross – Suffolk, Southeast, Petersburg and Greater Richmond Chapters

Salvation Army

Federation of Virginia Food Banks

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia

Lutheran Disaster Response & Lutheran Family Services of Virginia

Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia

Virginia Baptist Mission Board

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Virginia United Methodist Church Conference Disaster Response

Adventist Community Services

Virginia Beach Society for the Preventions of Cruelty to Animals

The Humane Society of the United States

United Way

Suffolk Foundation. Contributions should be made payable to “Suffolk Foundation” and marked “Tornado Relief Fund.” Mail or deliver to 1426 Holland Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. These gifts will be dispersed by the Suffolk Foundation to 501(c)(3) charities and government agencies qualified to meet the specific needs of individuals requiring financial support. For more information, call (757)923-9090. 

Farm Fresh Supermarkets in Hampton Roads and Elizabeth City are accepting donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and money received will be designated for Southeastern Virginia Tornado Disaster Relief, a news release says. All the Farm Fresh stores are accepting donations by way of cash and credit cards. Checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.   

Source: Virginia Department of Emergency Management

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