Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

April 23, 2013

Warehouse opens for flood victims

Kokomo Urban Outreach needs donations

Tribune staff writer

— To help flood victims, Kokomo Urban Outreach opened a warehouse at 312 E. Monroe St. Tuesday to receive furniture and other donations.

Anyone who lost items in the flood and has registered to receive help from the Red Cross can get a voucher and will be able to pick out furniture and other items donated to the warehouse.    

The organizers of the warehouse are in need of donations, particularly of the following items:

• Clean mattresses

• Bed frames

• Sheets/pillows/nlankets

• Pack and Play baby beds

• High chair for babies

• Couches

• Dining/kitchen table with chairs

• Living room chairs

• Dressers

• Washers

• Dryers

• Refrigerators

• Stoves

• TVs

Volunteers are also needed to staff the warehouse Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested individuals, as well as people with trucks who can pick up and deliver items, can call Deanna at 765-252-9954.

Urban Outreach director Jeff Newton thanked the community for all of the food that has been given to date and said Tuesday that food will be a need for a long time.  

Newton said food, cleaning and hygiene supplies may be taken to Kokomo Urban Outreach pantry at Home Avenue and Hoffer Street, and said clothing may be taken to First Congregational Church and the Kokomo Rescue Mission.

Anyone who needs help should call 211.