Tornado notes

CNJ staff

—The Salvation Army has begun to see a decline in volunteer support and in-kind donations.
As the Clovis community moves into day seven of the recovery efforts, the pressures of long-term resolutions for the tornado survivors begin.
The long-term recovery phase needs support from the community in terms of volunteer assistance, in-kind and monetary donations.
Survivors’ needs remain to be furniture, new clothing and small appliances.
—To drop off donations visit The Salvation Army Donation Warehouse at Curry County Fairgrounds at 600 S. Norris St.
—To volunteer time, contact The Salvation Army at 762-3801.
—Monetary donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army at 317 E. Second St. or mailed to P.O. Box 900, Clovis, NM 88101.

—Clovis Municipal Schools will open as scheduled following spring break.
Classes resume Monday, despite damages caused during a tornado that hit Clovis March 23.
A local construction company has prepared Yucca Junior High School for classes, according to Clovis Municipal Schools Director of Operations Gene Bieker.
Yucca was the only school that sustained major damage in the tornado, he said.
Repairs to the auxiliary gym and the heating and ventilation system will not be complete by Monday, but this shouldn’t hinder instruction, Clovis Schools officials said.

—Ashley Furniture Homestore in Portales is conducting a food drive to
support the local food bank in the wake of last week’s tornado.
Owners June and Max Merrick of Portales said they will also match cash donations (up to $1,000 total) dropped off at their store for the Salvation Army.
The store will offer customers a $25 gift certificate for a donation of one case of food or more.
The Merricks are asking people to bring their donations to the store by Sunday afternoon and sign their name to a giant card that will be sent to the city of Clovis.