One goal of this Tornado Disaster Recovery Program is to address damaged homes
of folks who have been unable to receive help until now.
Greensboro Tornado Recovery -
A Story of Resilience and Compassion
A booklet in recognition of the one year anniversary of April 2018's tornado.
Storm Recovery Alliance
The Storm Recovery Alliance (SRA) is a coalition of local agencies, along with the City of Greensboro, formed to coordinate the community’s response to 2018's tornado and other severe storms. The SRA is committed to strengthening public outreach and prioritizing and coordinating services to those with the greatest need. The SRA and its subcommittees meet at the Greensboro Housing Hub, 1031 Summit Ave., to address storm recovery and build a better east Greensboro.
SRA was formed in response to the April 2018 EF-2 tornado that caused more than $48 million in damages throughout Greensboro.
Led by the City Manager’s Office and Neighborhood Development Department, SRA is comprised of more than 40 agencies. All work together to provide these services for residents who did not have adequate insurance or were denied federal resources:
- Financial assistance
- Housing repairs
SRA still meets regularly for progress reports of home repairs, new construction, property acquisitions, updates on state disaster aid resources, and to develop strategies for continuing to help those recovering from losses due to the tornado.
Photo: Yolanda and Kenly Harris of Llano Court gathered with community and friends in February 2020 to celebrate the completion of their rebuilt home.
Local funding partners include the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro. To date donations have gone toward housing stability, which includes rental assistance, security deposits, utility assistance, food and transportation expenses, household supplies, etc. Funding is made available to local nonprofit organizations providing housing stability services.