Needing help after tornadoes? Wanting to provide assistance? PDF Print E-mail

Southern Indiana residents who have lost homes and businesses are being helped by many in the aftermath of the March 2 tornadoes.
As of this newspaper’s deadline on Monday, March 5, here are places to go for help:
Shelters
Charlestown High School, 1 Pirate Place, Charlestown.
Chelsea Church of God, 6231 South State Road 62, Lexington.
American Legion Post, 209 South Main Street, Salem.
Food, Clothing and
Other Supplies
Census Bureau Warehouse at 700 Patrol Road, Jeffersonville off State Road 62. This is the main supply drop site, according to Ninth District Congressman Todd Young’s office.
To register as a volunteer and give contact information so that you can be called when help is needed, visit the United Way Volunteer Service building at 723 Spring Street, Jeffersonville. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This more organized volunteer effort will help officials keep track of who’s who and where people will be volunteering. persons can also visit http://www.metrounitedway.org/comm/Article.jsp?ArticleID=9 and click on the appropriate tab to volunteer or donate cash.
In Henryville, supplies are being accepted and distributed at Henryville Community Church off U.S. Highway 31 North, St. Francis Catholic Church, at the northwest corner of U.S. 31 and State Road 160, and Henryville United Methodist Church.
Marysville and Chelsea residents can visit the New Washington Volunteer Fire Department on State Road 62. Clothing and household items are available there from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donations are also accepted.
In Scottsburg, the Scottsburg Relief Center is located at the far south end of the Mid-America Science Park. Follow the signs. Volunteers are keeping doors open this week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call 820-3472.
Jennings Township volunteer firemen are filling a semi-trailer with donations at their fire station, located at the corner of State Road 256 West and North Second Street, just west of Austin City Hall. Hours on this last day (Wednesday) are 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 7 p.m. Good used furniture, household items, good clean clothes and shoes, clean bedding, pillows and towels, clothes baskets and storage totes, toiletries and paper products are being accepted. Call City Hall at 794-6646 for more information.
Cash Donations
Several charities are listed for which on-line donations are accepted, Congressman Young has advised. Go to: http://www.aidmatrixnetwork.org/CashDonations/Default2.aspx?ST=INDIANA.
The easiest way to donate is to dial 90999 on a cell phone and then text Red Cross. That will provide a $10 donation that will be billed to the caller’s phone. Or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Don’t forget that gift cards, which can be used for anything, including gas, are always welcome.
Go to the Red Cross website at http://www.redcross.org. There are several ways to provide funds through that website. Or call 1-800-733-2767 or visit the office at 510 East Chestnut Street, DR384, Louisville, Ky. 40210.
The Salvation Army is on site in tornado-stricken communities. Visit salvationarmy.org/ for information on how to give. The website also gives updates on where its volunteers are working to make things better.
The Scottsburg Relief Center has established a fund for tornado victims at Scott County State Bank’s main office at 125 West McClain Avenue, Scottsburg.
Persons can donate money by going to
For information on other ways to help, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) website at www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/howtohelp.
For the latest information, you can follow the Indiana Department of Homeland Security on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indiana-Department-of-Homeland-Security/221837910246. There is also a link where a list of legitimate locations to make donations can be found, thanks to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Visit http://www.aidmatrixnetwork.org/CasgDonations/Default2.aspx?ST=INDIANA#.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:46