Special Reports

May 11, 2007

Groups accept, raise funds for victims

HOW TO DONATE MONEY KEYN Radio, KSN Channel 3 and Dillons Grocery Stores will conduct a statewide Greensburg Disaster Relief Telethon from 7-9 p.m. today. Call 888-952-6790.


KEYN Radio, KSN Channel 3 and Dillons Grocery Stores will conduct a statewide Greensburg Disaster Relief Telethon from 7-9 p.m. today. Call 888-952-6790.

Entercom Radio (KDGS, KEYN, KFBZ, KFH, KNSS) and Taco Bell are accepting donations for the American Red Cross at the following locations:

  • 328 S. West St.;
  • 3725 E. Harry;
  • 1919 W. 21st St.;
  • 2230 N. Rock Road,
  • 422 E. 47th St. South;
  • 8979 W. Central;
  • 2432 S. Seneca;
  • 5808 E. Central;
  • 7301 W. 21st St.;
  • 11877 E. Kellogg;
  • 6515 E. 37th St. North;
  • 3455 S. Meridian;
  • 3960 N. Maize Road;
  • 20075 W. Kellogg, Goddard;
  • 336 S. Andover Road, Andover;
  • 957 N. Buckner, Derby;
  • 619 N. Rock Road, Derby;
  • 950 Connolly Ct., Park City;
  • 620 W. Seventh, Augusta.

Make checks payable to the American Red Cross with Greensburg Tornado on the memo line.

For more information, call Brad Horning, 316-685-2121.

Volunteers at Operation Photo Rescue are available to restore storm-damaged photos for Greensburg residents. The service is free. Photos must be uploaded to the Web site's galleries at www.operationphotorescue.com. Volunteers are sent digital image files of the damaged photos, which are then sent back to the Web site to be printed and returned to the owners.

Laura Spradlin and El Dorado First Baptist Church are collecting 8-inch bias garter stitch squares to assemble afghans for the families in Greensburg in a project called "Rebuilding Greensburg -- Block by Block." Mail squares to: Laura Spradlin, El Dorado First Baptist Church, 315 W. Central, El Dorado, KS 67042.

United Way

Make checks payable to Green for Greensburg Fund and mail to United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water, Wichita, KS 67202.

Salvation Army

You can drop cash or checks made out to "Salvation Army" at red kettles in several places:

 KAKE-TV, 1500 N. West St.

 Clear Channel Radio, 9323 E. 37th St. North

 Most Papa John's Pizza locations in Wichita, Andover, Newton and Hutchinson

 Galichia Heart Hospital, 2610 N. Woodlawn

 Donations can also be made by phone to 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769), online at www.armykettle.com or mailed to 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Red Cross

Make donations three ways:

 Call 800-RED-CROS (800-733-2767)

 Mail a check to your local chapter, specifying it for Kansas tornadoes (in Wichita, that is the Midway-Kansas Chapter, P.O. Box 3726, Wichita, KS 67201).

 Go online to www.redcross.org.

Pizza Hut

Today, Pizza Hut restaurants in central and western Kansas, including Wichita, will donate a portion of all dine-in, carry-out and delivery sales to the United Way Greensburg disaster fund. A Pizza Hut was one of the businesses lost in the Greensburg tornado.

Catholic Charities

Make checks payable to Catholic Social Service and specify it for tornadoes. Mail to Catholic Social Service, 906 Central Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801.

United Methodist Kansas Area Disaster Fund

Make checks payable to Kansas West Conference and write Area Disaster Fund on the memo line. Mail to Kansas West Conference, 9440 E. Boston, Suite 110, Wichita, KS 66207 or donate online at www.kswestumc.org

Volunteer teams to help with cleanup and rebuilding in Greensburg will be coordinated in coming days. Those interested should call Bev Weber at 800-745-2350.

Mennonite Disaster Service

Donate online at www.mds.mennonite.net or mail check to MDS Binational Office, 1018 Main St., Akron, PA 17501.


U-Haul Co. of Kansas Inc. is offering 30 days of free storage to families affected by the tornadoes. Contact U-Haul West Kellogg, 3710 McCormick, Wichita, 316-942-9605.

Bank of America's charitable foundation will donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross to be directed toward recovery and aid efforts. Spokeswoman Nicole Nastacie said Bank of America Kansas president Rob Allison was key in securing the donation.

Commerce Bancshares Inc. and the William T. Kemper Foundation announced Thursday a combined donation of $17,500 to United Way of the Plains to be used for Greensburg relief and future rebuilding efforts.

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