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$7K Plus To Help Restore Homes In Triad After EF-2 Tornado

The money will be used to restore homes and buildings damaged by the tornado.

GREENSBORO, NC -- More than $7,000 will go towards helping rebuild homes impacted by the EF-2 tornado that hit Greensboro.

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All thanks to a donation made by Covelli Enterprises. The company operates 300 Panera Bread cafés in eight states. The company donated the money to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s Tornado Relief Fund.

The money was all raised thanks to you, customers who rounded up their bills to the nearest dollar to help donate as part of the Change Roll Up program at Panera.

“It is both our duty and our promise to utilize our products and bakery-café locations to respond to the most urgent needs within the communities we serve,” said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises.

“We’re proud to help bring solace to our friends and neighbors in the Greensboro area by supporting the great work of the Community Foundation.”

WFMY News 2 has also raised money to help with the tornado relief. WFMY News 2 started #2Cares the day after the EF-2 tornado passed through parts of Guilford and Rockingham counties to rally the community together. #2Cares helped raise $106,850 for tornado relief with two separate United Way telethons.

You still have another opportunity to help with #2Cares by dropping off items on Friday, April 27 at collection sites at the Friendly Center in Greensboro.

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