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Salvation Army seeks help in sorting donations

Posted April 25, 2011

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— The Salvation Army of Wake County has received so many donations to help victims of the April 16 tornadoes that it has sought storage help from another local nonprofit.

"It's just been nonstop," Salvation Army store assistant manager Jean Temple said Monday of items that have poured into the organization’s donation center at 205 Tryon Road.

The Salvation Army is now storing mountains of clothing and other donations at The Green Chair Project's 20,000-square-foot warehouse at 1319 Capital Blvd. 

"I just think it's great to have the community and everyone's support. It's just overwhelming, very overwhelming," Temple said.

Ghodard Diavangama received mattresses, furniture and clothing after severe weather damaged his Raleigh home. 

"All of it's gone," he said. 

salvation army donations Salvation Army of Wake County seeks sorting help

The Salvation Army of Wake County said it does not need any more clothing donations, but furniture and household items are still needed. Officials said baby items, like formula and diapers, are also in need. Donations should be delivered to 215 S. Person St. in Raleigh. Monetary donations are accepted online.

Volunteers are needed to help sort items this week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact the Salvation Army of Wake County's main office at 919-834-6733.

The Salvation Army office in Fayetteville is continuing to accept donations for clothing and other items. Donations should be brought to 433 Robeson St. or 1028-22 Raeford Road in the Harris Teeter plaza. 

The Salvation Army and The Green Chair Project are also partnering to host a donation drive on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Green Chair's warehouse, 1319 Capital Blvd. The groups will be collecting non-perishable food, diapers, baby formula, toiletries, cleaning products and gently-used household items.

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  • tsquaring Apr 29, 2011

    Made a donation instead.

  • kelleysmarket Apr 26, 2011

    I have been trying to set up a time to volunteer with donations through the telephone number you have in your article online. First you get a recording then when you push a number to talk to someone in the donation area the phone cuts you off after you have waited for a minute. I understand they are very busy, but why not just tell people to stop by instead of calling a number no one has time to answer. I left a message last week on a recording for the donation volunteers coordinator and again no one called me back.

  • Made In USA Apr 25, 2011

    Another way to give to the people having great needs is to SHOP at the Salvation Army Family Store located at 205 Tryon Rd in Raleigh.

    Hours: Monday - Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday: 9am – 6pm

    Donations accepted Monday - Friday 10am-5:45pm, and Saturdays 10am-5pm.

    For more information, go to the following link to their website...

    http://www.keepthebellringing.org/page/family-store

  • Made In USA Apr 25, 2011

    I say put your differences aside and help the Salvation Army help the people that have lost so much from these tornadoes.

  • babbleon Apr 25, 2011

    susang919: well, there ya go.

    ncnc85: hope everyone made it through that ok.

  • babbleon Apr 25, 2011

    ncnc85: I strongly support glbt rights, and I will not give SA money. But goods, which are given directly to the victims of these tornados? Yes, I will donate that. SA has a strong distribution network.

    Susan: SA discriminates against glbt in employment, and is being sued. There is some evidence that they choose not to help people if their orientation is known. They don't ask, but if they find out, there's at least one case where they refused services.

    http://www.aclu.org/religion-belief/nyclu-sues-salvation-army-religious-discrimination-against-employees-government-fund

  • jrfergerson Apr 25, 2011

    ncnc85 - just how would you know that unless you have been close to someone with those preferences - just saying

  • ncnc85 Apr 25, 2011

    Really, well as my house finished burning to the ground in Atlanta, and out of what appeared to be kindness the Salvation Army offered to put me and my family in a hotel. After the first night in the hotel, someone caught wind that i didn't have a normal family. We were notified that next morning that the Salvation Army had rescinded its offer of assistance...ridiculous huh? I do have a grip, quite a strong one.

  • sammyg Apr 25, 2011

    Get a grip ncnc85! Unless you have a stamp on your forehead, how would they know? Ridiculous...

  • ncnc85 Apr 25, 2011

    The Salvation Army discriminates against gay, lesbian, and transgendered. Would never help an organization that directly denies help to those based on a sexual preference. Just saying...