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How you can help tornado victims

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How you can help victims of the tornadoes that hit the Tri-State on March 2.

Red Cross - or call 513-579-3024. Donations to for the Red Cross are also being accepted at all Cincinnati and Dayton-area Kroger locations. Donations can be made via the plastic coin boxes located at each register in the store.

Matthew 25: Ministries - or call 513-793-6256

Salvation Army - You may specify a location to give.

United Way -

FEMA - How to help

In Pendleton County, anyone wishing to donate non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, water and hygiene items can drop them off at the Flower Creek Christian Church located at the intersection of Highway 27/Highway 177.  Those wishing to donate furniture are asked to refrain from doing so at this time. Pendleton County residents needing supplies can pick them up here as well. Anyone wishing to volunteer with debris removal is encouraged to contact the Operations Center prior to driving to the affected areas. They can be reached at (859) 472-5127.

In Grant County, anyone wishing to donate food and water items can drop them off at the Crittenden firehouse located at 104 N. Main Street, Crittenden, (859) 428-1767. Those wishing to donate clothes and furniture are asked to contact the fire department prior to dropping items off, and will schedule a date/time.

In Kenton County, donations are being accepted at Piner Baptist Church, 15044 Madison Pike, Morning View, KY 41063. Financial contributions can also be made to any Huntington Bank location c/o Kenton County Relief Fund. Cash donations are also being taken to at any Bank of Kentucky, c/o Piner Relief Fund. Volunteers should call the Piner Fire Department at 859-356-3222 if they want to help.

Eastside Church of the Nazarene at 2505 Eastern Ave. in Covington is currently taking donations of water, cleaning supplies, baby items etc.. to be handed out on March 17, by disaster relief teams in the affected areas in Northern Ky. Any questions should be directed to Paula Glover at 859-760-0925.

Kentucky State Police posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off sites for items needed in devastated communities. Collection continues through March 10. Monetary donations not encouraged. Items needed include leather gloves, shovels, rakes, thermoses, batteries, flashlights, coffee pots, antibiotic cream, band-aids, first aid kits, soap, body wash, bottled hand soap/hand sanitizer, deodorant, feminine products, shampoo/cream rinse, shaving cream/razors, toothbrushes/toothpaste, bath towels/washcloths, baby formula, baby food, baby diapers (all sizes), baby blankets, bottles, toilet paper, Styrofoam cups, cleaning supplies such as bleach, mops, brooms and buckets, laundry detergent, plastic goods (cups and cutlery), paper goods (plates, napkins, towels and bowls), disposable gloves (rubber or latex), trash bags (all sizes), cat and dog food, plastic containers, blankets, gift cards, bottled water, non-perishable food items. To find the post located closest to you, visit

Beckfield College is accepting donations of non-perishable food items, hygiene products, household products.

Goshen residents are collecting donations for the Moscow tornado victims from 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, through 7 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Goshen High School, 6694 Goshen Road. Suggested donations: Non-perishable food items, bottled water, Gatorade and juice boxes, manual can openers, plastic cups, plates, forks and spoons, cleaning products, personal hygiene products, first-aid supplies, blankets, toys, shoes, diapers and wipes, garbage bags, disposable gloves and hand sanitizer.

 In Clermont County, donations are being accepted at:

  • United Methodist Church in Felicity (420 West Walnut St., Felicity) will be accepting donations of non perishable food, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene items (No Clothes please)
  • Clermont County Fairgrounds, 4-H building at 1000 Locust Street in Owensville. The donation site will be open from noon until 7 p.m. on Monday, and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday of this week.  For donation and information about becoming a volunteer for this event, call 641-6082.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County in New Richmond is accepting donations of cleaning items, shovels, rakes, trash bags, trash cans, boxes, bleach and personal care items: soaps, shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene products. Open Monday - Friday 10-6 and Saturday and Sunday 9-5.
  • Park National Bank is now accepting donations for victims of the Clermont County tornado and severe storms.  Checks, money orders, and cash can be dropped off at any Park National Bank location, or mail them to the Union Township branch of Park National Bank at 4550 Eastgate Boulevard, Cincinnati, Ohio  45245.
  • Community Savings Bank (CSB) in Bethel has opened a checking account (Bethel Tornado Relief Fund 2012) to accept monetary donations.  The bank is located at 503 West Plane Street, Bethel, 45106
  • Calvary Baptist Church, located on SR 756 in Moscow, is accepting donations and distributing items.  Donations of toiletries, cleaning supplies, baby items, non-perishable food, and bottled water are being accepted (no clothing please).  Donations and distribution will be from 9 a.m. through 7 a.m. daily.  For more information, call 502-4986.
  • Volunteers that would like to assist with clean-up, distributing items, etc. can call 641-6082 and leave a message, or go to the Zimmer Power Plant in Moscow, Gate 4, Wednesday (March 7) through Sunday (March 11) between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. to register to volunteer.  Volunteers need to be registered for health and safety purposes.  If you have been impacted by the tornado/severe weather, and need volunteer assistance, contact the Clermont County Emergency Operations Center at 735-8520.
  • A hotline has been established for victims and volunteers to call and receive updated information about obtaining services, volunteering, donating items, and other issues related to the tornado.  The hotline will be staffed from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.  The hotline number is 735-8521.
  • Clermont County Public Library is accepting donations for recent Clermont County tornado and storm victims at all 10 branch locations through Saturday, March 24, 2012.  Items needed include non-perishable food, paper products, pet food, toiletries, baby supplies and non-chemical cleaning supplies (gloves, trash bags, brooms, etc).  Items not being accepted at the library are money or gift cards, clothing, cleaning supplies containing chemicals, and refrigerated food.

In Indiana, the Indiana Joint Information Center says the best way to help disaster survivors in southeastern Indiana is with a cash donation to a legitimate relief agency such as The Red Cross. Volunteers Active in Disasters (INVOAD) has established a Volunteer Reception Center in Jeffersonville (723 Spring Street), which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone who wants want to assist should register their contact information and skills. Another comprehensive list of legitimate locations to make donations can be found at this Indiana Department of Homeland Security link:

Tornado survivors and concerned citizens can receive updates on the tornado disaster and recovery services in southern Indiana. Hoosiers can dial 2-1-1 to reach Connect2Help for updates and donation information regarding the recent severe weather event. The number is free to dial from any land-line or cell phone. 

Walmart is setting up collection bins for customers to donate food, clothing and water at the following locations:

  • Walmart Supercenter, 1815 E Ohio Pike,Amelia, OH 45102
  • Walmart Supercenter, 4370 Eastgate Square Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45245
  • Walmart Supercenter, 20 Ferguson Blvd, Dry Ridge, KY 41035
  • Walmart Supercenter, 7625 Doering Dr, Florence, KY 41042
  • Walmart Supercenter, 3450 Valley Plaza Pkwy, Ft Wright, KY 41017
  • Walmart Supercenter, 6711 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001

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