Storm Damage in Greensboro

  • Peeler roof Three GCS schools in east Greensboro were significantly damaged by a tornado that hit the city late Sunday afternoon, April 15. The destruction at Hampton Elementary University Partnership Magnet, Erwin Montessori School and Peeler Open Elementary was so great that these schools won’t reopen for the remainder of the school year.  Click here to see photos

    On Monday, April 23, Hampton Elementary students will relocate to Reedy Fork Elementary, Peeler Elementary will relocate to Bluford Elementary, and Erwin Montessori will relocate to Alamance Elementary. The new locations were selected to enable the entire school community to move to one location, rather than to be split up among multiple schools.

How You Can Help

  • Currently, there are three major ways to directly support GCS’ relief efforts:

    1. Donate to Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro – click here to donate and select the “GCS Classroom Tornado Relief Fund.”
    2. Donate school supplies to the Guilford Education Alliance (GEA) – contact GEA at 336-841-4332 or Supplies will support the students and teachers relocating to other schools. Click here for a list of most-needed supplies. 
    3. The High Point Community Foundation is accepting donations that will go directly to the Guilford Education Alliance. Go to and select Greensboro Tornado Relief Fund. 

    Other community organizations coordinating support are listed below:

    1. The Volunteer Center is coordinating volunteer efforts and sharing up-to-date information about relief efforts. Call
      336-373-1633 or visit their website at
    2. Interactive Resource Center at 407 E. Washington Street, Greensboro, is collecting bottled water, non-perishable food
      and household supplies. Call 336-332-0824 for more details.
    3. Goodwill is collecting clothing and other household items at any area location. Call 336-275-9801 for more information.