[r72] Helpful Resources for Disaster Victims (3/5/2012)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Start Date: 3/5/2012
End Date: 3/5/2012

Floyd County

Helpful Resources for Disaster Victims

Following the tragic events over the weekend from the tornados in Southern Indiana, many Hoosiers are without food, water and shelter. My heart goes out to these families. Hoosiers from all over Indiana have already been incredibly gracious and helpful in the relief effort, and the recovery will expedient because of their servitude. We must continue to band together during this time of need.

Below are some helpful links and resources to aid those who are effected by the destruction and for those who want to donate or volunteer. Please forward this information to anyone you know who has been affected as many of them are still without power and electricity.

Citizen Damage Reports for March Severe Weather

Clark County Emergency Management Agencies & Field Services Information
Attn: Les Kavanaugh, Director
Clark County EMA
110 North Indiana Avenue
Sellersburg, IN 47172
(812) 246-5538 (Office)
(812) 246-5539 (Fax)

American Red Cross
1-866-438-4636 or 1-866-GET-INFO

American Red Cross Shelters
To make a cash or credit card donation, call toll-free to (877) 987-1313. Proceeds will go to American Red Cross relief efforts.
E-mail: http://www.clarkredcross.org/

Clark County Red Cross
1805 East 8th Street
Jeffersonville IN 47130
812-280-8428 Fax
800-850-8894 Toll Free

Open Shelters List:
Charlestown High School
1 Pirate Place
Charlestown, IN 47111

South Ripley Elementary School
1568 S. Benham Road
Versailles, IN 47042

American Legion
209 S. Main St
Salem, IN 47167

Chelsea Church of God
6231 S. State Road 62
Lexington, IN 47138

Counseling Hotline
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration created a toll-free hotline to provide mental health services for people affected by the southern Indiana storms. The phone number is (866) 679-4631.

Cell Phone Service
A temporary "cellular on wheels" tower, similar to ones set up in Downtown Indianapolis for the heavy phone traffic during the Super Bowl, has been installed in Henryville.

Local Health Services
Also, Washington County health officials have set up a tetanus shot clinic. Information is available at (812) 883-5603.