How to help Kentucky and Indiana storm victims
Donate food or money:
Kroger stores throughout the region are now accepting cash donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Fund. You can donate any amount you want, and the total will be added to your receipt. You can also go to www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767).
All five Valumarket locations are still accepting donations for victims in Henryville.
They are asking for food donations, and not any bedding or clothing - there is not enough need for that. But they are asking for food donations.
The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is accepting donations in person, through the mail, and online, for the foundation's disaster relief fund. Those donations will benefit the organizations assisting those affected in Clark County. You can drop off donations at their offices on Charlestown Road in New Albany, or online at www.cfsouthernindiana.com.
Clothing, food, and other items can be dropped off at the I-65 southbound rest area at the 23 mile marker. That's just north of Henryville.
And you can also drop off donations at the Census Bureau building in Jeffersonville, at 700 Patrol Road.
Totes & tubs:
Henryville Presbyterian Church in desperate need of tubs and totes for tornado victims. They have been giving supplies to victims and need tubs and totes to put it all in, so the tornado victims have a place to put the stuff. They are located at: 106 North Ferguson Street Henryville, IN 47126
24 hour help line:
Metro United Way is helping tornado victims with information and services.
Their 2-1-1 hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Kentucky and Indiana.
2-1-1 supports 9-1-1 and emergency management operations by providing non-emergency information. Callers will speak with an operator who can direct them to where they can get help with shelter, food, and other services.
Cell phones, internet and charging stations:
Several cell phone stores are open and available for people who need to make phone calls, charge their phones, or use the internet. The Verizon Wireless Store on Veterans Parkway in Clarksville is offering the free services. That store is also collecting nonperishable food, blankets, clothing, diapers and baby wipes to send to area residents.
Other stores offering free cell and internet services are:
Cellular Sales inside Green Tree Mall and Cellular Connection on Clifty Drive in Madison, IN, on North State Street in North Vernon, IN, on East Tipton Street in Seymour, on South Lake Road in Scottsburg, and on Highway 227 in Carrollton, KY.
If you want to help the recovery efforts in Henryville and throughout southern Indiana, there's a new place for volunteers to meet. The former Bales Used Car building at 723 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN is being used as the meeting location.
Free tetanus shots will be available for storm victims on Monday, March 5th. The Washington County Health Department at 806 Martinsburg Road, suite 100, Salem, IN will offer the free vaccines from 8:30-11:30 AM, and again from 1:00-3:30 PM. Call in advance if you're not sure whether you need a tetanus shot.
Food for pets:
St. Francis Church on Highway 31 and 160 in Henryville has wet and dry dog and cat food available.
Pekin United Methodist Church at 244 South Shorts Corner in New Pekin also has pet food available.
People can donate pet food at various businesses:
Dr. Vicki Cochran's office on Brownsboro Road, the Fairleigh Pet Center on Bardstown Road, Regalo Gifts on Barret Avenue, Treats Pet Resort on Max Ridge Court, and Macc and Co. Salon on Brownsboro are all collecting pet donations.
Insurance survey and help:
Allstate has set up a mobile claims center at the Family Dollar at 216 Colonels Way East in Henryville for customers to talk to adjusters and file claims. It will be open all week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also call Allstate at 1-800-54-STORM.
Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance members who have want to make a claim should contact their local agent or call the state office claims hotline, 1-866-532-2524.
Red Cross Shelters are still open in Kentucky and Indiana for storm victims.
The American Legion in Salem, IN, Charlestown High School, and the Chelsea Church of God in Lexington, IN are open for people who need a place to stay.
In West Liberty, KY, Morgan Central Elementary School is available.
Grant County High School is open in Dry Ridge, KY.
And Morgan Community Center is open in Bedford, KY.