Bobby Labonte Foundation to Aid Tornado Victims of Eastern N.C.
The Bobby Labonte Foundation is taking steps to help the tornado victims of eastern North Carolina and Bobby Labonte will be on hand at specified dates and times to take donations. The Foundation will be at the Food Lion in Archdale, N.C., on Wednesday June 1 through Friday, June 3, 2011 to collect items for those affected by the storm of April 16. Joining in the efforts will be the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and the Salvation Army of Raleigh. The donations will be transported by Old Dominion Freight Line, which has donated its services to the cause. Labonte will be on site from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 to assist with the donation collecting.
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is requesting high-protein canned meals with pop-top cans, paper goods and products, diapers, hygine products, other single serving meals that do not require refrideration or cooking, single serving snacks, peanut butter, cleaning supplies and disinfectant wipes. The Salvation Army has a huge need for pots, pans, dishes, lamps, silverware, furniture and other household furnishings for those whose homes were destroyed by the tornados. No clothes will be needed due to the outpouring they have already received.
“The tornado victims of eastern North Carolina really need our help,” Labonte said. “We need food, cleaning supplies and household items. They are in short supply and would be a huge help. No donation is too small. I want to thank Old Dominion Freight Line, Food Lion, the Salvation Army of Raleigh and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for all of their support. We couldn’t do this without them. The tornado victims have had a really rough time, but hopefully we can ease their situation.”
Multiple long track tornados developed over eastern North Carolina on Saturday, April 16. Twelve tornados were sighted in the area, several of which caused extreme damage. Hundreds of homes, schools and business were damaged or completely destroyed across the region. Thousands of residents were either temporarily or permanently displaced from their homes due to the devastation. At least 24 died and 133 were seriously injured in what became North Carolina's worst tornado outbreak in 25 years.
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