Here's Help for Flood Victims -- and Info on Donating

CAREY -- Flood victims in the Carey area are welcome to receive help at the Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 370 St. Hwy 568. There's a Red Cross Shelter set up there.

The church is supplying meals, showers and a place to sleep.

Those interested in donating supplies are more than welcome to donate:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Mop buckets
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • non-perishable food items
  • food donations
  • clothing
  • shoes
  • baby clothing, toys, baby needs

For more information, please call the church at: 419-387-7227


International Services of Hope is accepting donations through noon on Sunday, August 26 at the following locations:

  • Levis Commons Town Centre, in front of the Cinemas, Perrysburg
  • WTVG 13 ABC, 4247 Dorr St., Toledo, OH  4361

Donations will be accepted until further notice at:

  • Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds Rd., Maumee, OH  43528
  • Brondes Ford Toledo, 5545 Secor Rd., Toledo, OH  43623
  • Camelot Salon, 7409 International Dr., Holland, OH  43528 (Dianne Babiuch, Owner)
  • ISOH/IMPACT, 905 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville, OH  43551
  • Tireman Auto Center, 532 Illinois Ave., Maumee, OH  43537
  • Tireman Auto Center, 999 A. Main St., Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Tireman Auto Center, 1925 W. State St., Fremont, OH  43420

**Cash donations to help offset packaging, transportation and shipping are also needed.  Cash donations are being accepted at the Levis Commons drop-off site from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, August 24 & 25, at the Camelot Salon site during their normal business hours and at all area Tireman Auto Center locations.  Donations can also be made at any time through the ISOH/IMPACT website ( or sent directly to the ISOH/IMPACT offices at 25182 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH  43551. 


Fifth Third Bank is accepting donations to the United Way of Hancock County Flood Relief Fund at all Fifth Third Banking Centers. Contributions in any amount may be made at any of the banking centers throughout NW Ohio and SE Michigan. One hundred percent of all funds will be used for short and long term needs of those affected by the flood. Fifth third Bank has made a pledge of $10,000 to start the fun. For more information, contact 419-423-1432.


The American Red Cross has four shelters open in Ohio.

  • Findlay: The Cube, 3420 N. Main St.
  • Ottawa: the Boy Scouts building
  • Miller City, Sportsmans Club (for special needs clients only)
  • Carey, Ridge Chapel

Client financial assistance will soon be available.

People wishing to donate clothes should take them to the Salvation Army in Findlay, 301 Center St.

People wishing to make a financial donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund can call 1-800-HELP-NOW or visit Contributions are also being accepted at local Red Cross chapters.


                                CONTACT NUMBERS AVAILABLE FOR FLOOD VICTIMS          

Mental Health, Red Cross and County Emergency Management Agencies Available   (Columbus, OH) -- Recovery and assessment efforts are underway for citizens affected by the severe flooding in northern Ohio earlier this week. Governor Ted Strickland declared a state of emergency for Allen, Crawford, Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, Richland, Seneca, Van Wert and Wyandot counties on August 22.

Flood victims are to call in damage reports to their local emergency management offices. For American Red Cross assistance (sheltering, food banks, cleanup kits), residents should call 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636).

County mental health and crisis hotline numbers are available to help individuals cope with the stress and emotions of recovering from a disaster.

Allen County: The "We Care" Crisis Center: 1-800-567-HOPE (4673)

Hardin County: Family Resource Centers: 419-222-1168; Lutheran Social Services: 419-229-2222; ASTOP: 419-222-4557; Mental Health and Recovery Services Board: 419-222-5120

Allen County Homeland Security and EMA: 419-993-1404

Hardin CountyEMA: 419-2276

CrawfordCounty: Suicide 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 419-562-9010 (CrawfordCounty, only); Marion AreaCounselingCenter: 740-383-2273; Crawford-Marion Board of ADAMHS: 740-387-8531; Crawford CountyEMA: 419-562-6009

HancockCounty: Crisis Hotline: 1-888-936-7116; HancockCounty ADAMHS Board: 419-424-1985; Hancock CountyEMA: 419-424-7092

PutnamCounty: Crisis Hotline: 1-800-468-4357; MH and ADA Recovery Board of PutnamCounty: 419-523-0027; Putnam CountyEMA: 419-538-7315

RichlandCounty: Crisis Hotline: 419-522-HELP (4357); MHRS Board of RichlandCounty: 419-774-5811; RichlandCountyEMA: 419-774-5686

SenecaCounty: Crisis Hotline: 1-800-826-1306 WyandotCounty; MHRS Board of Seneca, Sandusky, Wyandot: 419-448-0640; Seneca CountyEMA: 419-447-0266

Wyandot CountyEMA: 419-294-6406

Van Wert County: Crisis Hotline: 1-800-523-3978; Mercer, Van Wert and Paulding ADAMH Board: 419-238-3434; Van Wert CountyEMA: 419-238-1300

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