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Tornado victim donation sites: Make your disaster donation count

WFMY would like to thank everyone who took the time out of their day to participate in our annual blood drive. There's no 2 without YOU!

GREENSBORO, N.C. — On Tuesday, the WFMY Holiday Blood Drive received 299 units of blood that will save 897 lives across the nation. 

WFMY would like to thank everyone who took the time out of their day to participate in our annual blood drive. There's no 2 without YOU! 

The tornado devastation covers hundreds of miles and several states. The mid-December storms leveled cities and towns in Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, and Mississippi.

“In this time of need, don't wait to get a text or an email. Go directly to the site you want to give money to,” said Lechelle Yates, of the Better Business Bureau.

Whether that's the Red Cross or the Salvation Army or a government site like the Western Kentucky Relief Fund set up by the governor. The point is, you don’t want to be scammed when you’re trying to help others, so go to a trusted site, and don’t respond to an out-of-the-blue email, text, or call from someone asking for donations.

When you donate, never wire money, always put it on a credit card, that way you can dispute the charge if necessary. Don’t use your debit card for this, even if you’re “charging” the donation. Remember, gift cards of any kind are never used to make donations.

Here's a donation you can make and you know it's being used for real life-saving, the Red Cross needs blood.

Join us for the Holiday Blood Drive, Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 7 AM to 7 PM. Walk in or make an appointment. The drive is at Piedmont Hall at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

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