Tornadoes hit five counties early Nov. 15 and killed Marylin Gomez, 61, of Scott Road in Kenly, and Joshua Wiggins, 11, of London Church Road in Elm City. The twisters damaged or destroyed 59 homes and six businesses.
Racegoers were asked to bring canned food during the annual Thanksgiving Classic at the Southern National Raceway. People will also be able to make monetary donations.
Silent auctions to benefit the tornado victims will also be held Saturday and Sunday. Items donated by NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin will be up for grabs.
Donations for tornado-victim relief can also be sent to:
Checks should include "Wilson-Johnston tornado" in the memo line to make sure the donation goes directly to the cause.