Donations pour in to shelter after ES storm

Donations at the shelter on July 24, 2014. (Photo provided by Tara Romeo Muniz)
Donations at the shelter on July 24, 2014. (Photo provided by Tara Romeo Muniz)

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Donations poured into a Northampton County shelter Thursday after people were forced by weather out of their homes and camp sites.

Between 150 and 175 people who were at Cherrystone Campground lost their shelter. Many were taken to Northampton High School in the aftermath of an EF-1 tornado. Other people who had been staying at the campgrounds were taken in by hotels around Northampton County.

Donations poured in to the shelter at the high school. Photos sent to WAVY News showed clothes, bags, baby formula and supplies that had been brought in.

According to a news release from the Salvation Army, they were able to feed 375 people at Northampton High School. The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team was able to prepare food boxes for first responders, thanks to food and water donations.

The Salvation Army also said a donation of $1,000 in supplies was provided by the Home Depot to assist in cleanup efforts, as well as additional food donations from various chains.

The American Red Cross was also accepting cash donations for the families impacted by the damaging storm. Call 757-446-7700 to learn how to make a donation, or click here to visit the American Red Cross’ website.

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