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Salvation Army seeks help in sorting donations

Posted April 25, 2011 2:12 p.m. EDT
Updated April 25, 2011 4:32 p.m. EDT

— 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. 

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.