$10,000 worth of donations damaged in St. Vincent de Paul roof c - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

$10,000 worth of donations damaged in St. Vincent de Paul roof collapse

(PHOTO: St. Vincent de Paul/Provided) (PHOTO: St. Vincent de Paul/Provided)
(PHOTO: St. Vincent de Paul/Provided) (PHOTO: St. Vincent de Paul/Provided)
(PHOTO: St. Vincent de Paul/Provided) (PHOTO: St. Vincent de Paul/Provided)
WEST END, OH (FOX19) -

Storms throughout the Tri-State Wednesday night wrecked havoc to local homes, businesses and organizations. 

One of those affected being St. Vincent de Paul's Old Young and Bertke building in the West End, where harrowing winds and flooding collapsed the roof and set off the internal sprinkler system.

The sprinkler system caused the building to flood through its foundation, ruining a lot of the donations that are housed within its structure. 

"Our guys showed up this morning and found out that the roof had collapsed," said Director of Community Relations Larry Shields. "We believe a lot of water pooled on the flat roof and collapsed the roof."

Because the organization runs on donations and a lot of their merchandise was ruined, it hopes the community can come together and replace what they had. 

"We estimate we lost more than $10,000, between 20 pallets of things that people have donated to St. Vincent de Paul," said Shields. "We rely solely on donations and that's the lifeblood of our organization and how we make the money that services our community."

The organization said it will have to start over in order to provide the same services year after year . 

"We really are starting over," claimed Shields. "It will take the community coming together."

Click here for a list of donation drop-off locations or call 513-421-2273 to schedule a pickup. 

Copyright 2016 WXIX. All rights reserved. 

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Russia responds to Trump tweet saying 'we agree'

    The Latest: Russia responds to Trump tweet saying 'we agree'

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-07-16 06:25:30 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:49:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). U.S. President Donald Trump waves from the car after arriving at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). U.S. President Donald Trump waves from the car after arriving at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin.Full Story >
    President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin.Full Story >
  • Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

    Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:25 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:25:22 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:49:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

    Full Story >

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

    Full Story >
  • Trump: summit with Putin off to a 'very, very good start'

    Trump: summit with Putin off to a 'very, very good start'

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-07-16 04:15:15 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:45:46 GMT
    President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin shake hands before holding a private meeting Monday in Helsinki, Finland. (Source: CNN, Pool)President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin shake hands before holding a private meeting Monday in Helsinki, Finland. (Source: CNN, Pool)

    Monday's meeting was condemned in advance by an assortment of members of Congress from both parties after the U.S. indictment last week of 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of hacking Democrats in the 2016 election to help Trump's presidential campaign.

    Full Story >

    Monday's meeting was condemned in advance by an assortment of members of Congress from both parties after the U.S. indictment last week of 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of hacking Democrats in the 2016 election to help Trump's presidential campaign.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly