Groups donate time, money to tornado victims

05/14/2007 1:01 AM

01/24/2008 5:15 PM

TO GET HELP

 Disabled American Veterans is providing transportation to and from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wichita for people displaced by the tornadoes who need prescription refills or medical care.

Up to $1,000 in disaster recovery relief for disabled veterans is available. Call 316-688-6722 for more information.

 Two Red Cross shelters, one in Mullinville and the other in Haviland, are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for individuals affected in disaster areas needing financial assistance. Individuals must bring identification such as a driver's license or utility bill.

 The Mullinville and Haviland Methodist churches have clothing and other personal items available between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

TO VOLUNTEER

People unaffiliated with any organization who want to volunteer their time and/or equipment should call the United Way at 211 in Kansas or 888-413-4327 outside Kansas.

FUNDRAISERS

Alefs Harley-Davidson has joined with The Wichita Eagle, KEYN and KAKE to raise money for Greensburg. You can purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a new Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycle. Tickets are $20 each or six tickets for $100. All proceeds will go to the city of Greensburg. Watch for entry forms in The Wichita Eagle or visit Alefs Harley-Davidson at I-135 & 53rd North to purchase raffle tickets. The drawing will take place at Alefs at 5 p.m. June 9, during the Bikers, Blues and BBQ event. You need not be present to win.

Heart to Heart International is working with Sam's Club stores and FedEx in Wichita to collect donations. Residents are encouraged to drop off cash, bottled water, ready-to-eat food items, personal hygiene products, work gloves and trash bags at any Sam's Club location in Wichita through today, or call 866-341-GIVE. Heart to Heart is providing care to residents and emergency workers through its Mobile Medical Unit two blocks from the courthouse in Greensburg.

Spangles will add customers' cash donations to dine-in or drive-through orders as requested to help the children of Greensburg.

Applebee's of Great Bend will host a flapjack fundraiser from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday to benefit the Red Cross Greensburg Disaster Relief Fund. A breakfast of pancakes, hash browns, sausage and beverages can be had for a $5 donation. A local cheer team, band members and a clown will entertain patrons.

TO DONATE MONEY

American Red Cross. Send donations to Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter, P.O. Box 3726, Wichita, KS 67201. Specify check for: Kansas Tornadoes. Information, 800-733-2767, online at www.redcross.org.

Salvation Army. Send donations to 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. Make check out to: Salvation Army. Information, 800-725-2769, online at www.armykettle.org.

Greensburg Rebuilding Fund. Send donations in care of Greensburg State Bank, Greensburg, KS 67054, 620-723-2131.

Big Well Rebuilding Fund. Send donations to City of Greensburg, 239 S. Main, Greensburg, KS 67054.

United Way's Green for Greensburg Fund. Send donations to United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water, Wichita, KS 67202. Make checks to: Green for Greensburg Fund. Or go to www.unitedwayplains.org/disasters/greensburgtornado.htm.

Catholic Charities, specify donations for: Tornadoes. Call 800-919-9338 or mail to Catholic Social Service, 906 Central Avenue, Dodge City, KS 67801. Or go to www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.

Convoy of Hope. Send donations to Convoy of Hope, 330 S. Patterson, Springfield, MO 65802. Make check to Convoy of Hope, and write Kansas Disaster on memo line. Information, 800-988-0664.

Church World Service. Send to Church World Service, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 606, New York, NY 10115-0050. Make check to: Church World Service and write Appeal 6294 on memo line. Information, 800-297-1516, ext. 222.

United Methodist Kansas Area Disaster Fund. Mail donations to Kansas West Conference, 9440 E. Boston St., Suite 110, Wichita, KS 66207. Make checks to: Kansas West Conference, write Area Disaster Fund on memo line. Or go to www.kswestumc.org.

Mennonite Disaster Service. Mail donations to MDS Binational Office, 1018 Main St., Akron, PA 17501. Make checks to: Mennonite Disaster Service. Or go to www.mds.mennonite.net.

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee. Mail donations to CRWRC, 2850 Kalamazoo Ave., SE Grand Rapids, MI 49560. Make checks to CRWRC. Write Spring Storms 2007 on memo line. Call 800-552-7972 or go to www.crwrc.org.

Kansas/Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists. Mail to: KNCSB Disaster Relief, 5410 SW 7th St., Topeka, KS 66606. Make check to KNCSB, and write Disaster Relief on memo line. Information, 785-228-6800.

Pratt County Humane Society. Mail to: 1402 W. First St., Pratt, KS 67214. Information, 620-672-6777.

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; 4000 N. Maize Road; 20075 W. Kellogg, Goddard; 336 S. Andover Road, Andover; 957 N. Buckner, Derby; 619 N. Rock Road, Derby; 950 Connolly Court, 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.

South Central Community Foundation isaccepting monetary contributions for the Greensburg Future Fund. Please designate whether your gift should go toward education, health care or community rebuilding. The foundation promises to use 100 percent of the donation to the area of concern the contributor selects. Call 620-672-7929. Web address is www.southcentralcommunityfoundation.com.

TO DONATE GOODS

Kansas Food Bank, 1919 E. Douglas. Items needed include gallon-sized cans of food, snack foods, rakes, shovels, tarps, work gloves, sunscreen. The Food Bank will sort donations and deliver them to distribution centers. For more information, call 316-265-3663.

Goodwill Industries. Donations of clothing and household items can be taken to your nearest Goodwill store.

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