Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

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November 19, 2013

UPDATED: Disaster resources

Emergency shelters

American Red Cross: 765-459-4162

Bunker Hill Community Center, 280 W. Broadway in Bunker Hill

Carver Community Center, 1030 N. Purdum St. in Kokomo

Sunnycrest Baptist Church, 2172 W. Chapel Pike in Marion

Monetary donations

The American Red Cross is accepting donations to help victims of Sunday’s tornadoes. You can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Donations are being accepted by the United Way of Howard County. Send checks to Kokomo Disaster Relief at United Way of Howard County, 210 W. Walnut St., Kokomo, IN 46902.


People wishing to volunteer should call 211 or 765-868-4133. Travis Tafflinger of Bridges Outreach is keeping a list of volunteers and will coordinate and mobilize them.

Heavy equipment volunteers should call Tom Tolin at 765-456-7419.


Donations are being accepted at the old Kokomo Spring Factory, 500 E. Wheeler St. beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Needed items include canned food, manual can openers, plastic containers, Ziplock bags, diapers and wipes, formula, shampoo and conditioner, bottled water, cleaning supplies, flashlights and batteries. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. No electronics can be accepted. People in need of items must register with the Red Cross.

Found items

The Howard County Recorder's Office is serving as a keepsake depository. Belongings such as pictures and official documents can be dropped off at 230 N. Main St.

Basic needs assistance

Morningstar Church, 2900 E. Markland Ave. in Kokomo, is providing food and showers. 765-452-8319 or 765-452-1622 or 765-452-7166.

YMCA, 200 N. Union St. in Kokomo, is providing showers. 765-457-4447.

Emergency food

Kokomo Urban Outreach, 1701 S. Locke St. in Kokomo, is providing meals. Lunch is served at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. 765-457-1983.


Strait Gate Ministries, 312 E. North St. in Kokomo, will extend its clothing pantry hours until 4 p.m. 765-513-8839.

CAM Inc., 210 N. Market St. is providing coats, clothing and shoes 24 hours. 765-452-8963

Disabled veterans

The Disabled Veterans Disaster Unit will be at the Center Township parking lot, 213 E. Jefferson St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20.

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