Helpful Tips For Victims of Kokomo Tornados

Per Kokomo Tribune:

Emergency shelters

American Red Cross: 765-459-4162

Bunker Hill Community Center, 280 W. Broadway in Bunker Hill

Carver Community Center, 1030 N. Purdum St. in Kokomo

Sunnycrest Baptist Church, 2172 W. Chapel Pike in Marion

Donations

The American Red Cross is accepting donations to help victims of Sunday’s tornadoes. You can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Volunteers

People wishing to volunteer should call 211. Travis Tafflinger of Bridges Outreach is keeping a list of volunteers and will coordinate and mobilize them.

Basic needs assistance

Morningstar Church, 2900 E. Markland Ave. in Kokomo, is providing food and showers. 765-452-8319 or 765-452-1622 or 765-452-7166.

YMCA, 200 N. Union St. in Kokomo, is providing showers. 765-457-4447.

Emergency food

Kokomo Urban Outreach, 1701 S. Locke St. in Kokomo, is providing meals. Lunch is served at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. 765-457-1983.

Clothing

Strait Gate Ministries, 312 E. North St. in Kokomo, will extend its clothing pantry hours until 4 p.m. 765-513-8839.

Regarding power outages:

Indiana power companies are warning customers that some won’t have electricity back until Friday.

Indiana Michigan Power says some 2,100 customers in the Marion-Hartford City area were still without power Tuesday morning and might not have it restored until late Friday. The company says some 3,800 customers in the South Bend area remain without power and might not have it back on until Thursday evening.

Duke Energy says the Kokomo and Lafayette areas were its hardest hit areas, with about 7,000 customers combined without power Tuesday morning. Duke says it hopes to have power restored to all customers by midday Wednesday.

Press release from Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance:

Greater KokomoIn this time of devastation and impact of yesterday’s storms, we are reaching out to our members and community in order to provide information and offer assistance.

If you need office space:

We have office space available for you in Inventrek Technology Park. Please contact Jan Hendrix at 765-457-2000 for office space needs.

If you need any assistance with food, shelter, medications, transportation, damage to your home or building or any other type of need:

Call United Way at 211 for Howard county. If 211 doesn’t go through on your phone or if you have a different area code – call 765-868-4133. United Way is coordinating relief efforts with all community organizations.

If you have had any damage, it is very important to register with American Red Cross for tracking purposes and assistance. You can reach them through the 211 line.

If you would like to offer help:

Call United Way at 211 Howard county. They are coordinating all donations, volunteers and any other type of assistance. It is very important not to go directly into an area to help as it may be unsafe. Please coordinate through United Way.

We will keep you updated. Please let us know how we can assist you.

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