THUMBS UP: In an effort to raise funds to aid families affected by the tornado that tore through Mount Airy in November, Wagner’s Meats, at 604 N. Main St. in Mount Airy, donated a percentage of its profits for every item sold last week to the Mount Airy Disaster Relief Fund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The relief organization was established in 2006 after a group of townhouses were scorched by a fire, displacing roughly five families between Christmas and New Years, said Bill Butts, who’s on the board of the disaster relief fund. The nonprofit will distribute the proceeds from the Wagner’s fundraiser to those impacted by the EF-1 tornado that hit Mount Airy on Nov. 2. The profits from the fundraiser will be coupled with the roughly $10,000 sitting in the organization’s coffers that was raised over the last three months, Butts said. The storm, which touched down near Interstate 70 before moving north toward Carroll County, featured 100 mph winds, and tore the canopy off a gas station and partially collapsed the ceiling of the T.J. Maxx store in the Twin Arch Shopping Center. Rhiannon Mayer, a 15-year-old South Carroll High School student whose family was “hit hard” by the tornado, sparked the idea for the fundraiser, Butts told the Times. Donations to the disaster relief fund can be made in cash, check or by PayPal at www.mtairydisaster.org.