Red Cross provides hope and shelter to families affected - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

How to help families affected by Sunday's storms

Posted: Updated:
The American Red Cross Northwest Ohio Region has provided assistance to hundreds of local families following the tornadoes and storms that struck Sunday. (Source: Red Cross) The American Red Cross Northwest Ohio Region has provided assistance to hundreds of local families following the tornadoes and storms that struck Sunday. (Source: Red Cross)
(Source: Red Cross) (Source: Red Cross)
(Source: Red Cross) (Source: Red Cross)
(Source: Red Cross) (Source: Red Cross)
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • 45th annual Marshland Festival

    45th annual Marshland Festival

    45th annual Marshland Festival

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:12:55 GMT
    Put your rubber boots on. The 25th annual Marshland Festival is in full swing at the Civic Center.The festival raises money for the youth in Hackberry. Currently it benefits 15 different youth organizations.More >>
    Put your rubber boots on. The 25th annual Marshland Festival is in full swing at the Civic Center.The festival raises money for the youth in Hackberry. Currently it benefits 15 different youth organizations. More >>
  • McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:18:58 GMT
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown. Then add transfer Brian Hine along with big boys Antonio McGhee Danyel Hunter, also tacking on Aaron Sam who earned Preseason All SLC First Team Recognition. This unit is going to be one hard line to crack. As for the team as a whole, the word used to describe them the mo...More >>
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown. Then add transfer Brian Hine along with big boys Antonio McGhee Danyel Hunter, also tacking on Aaron Sam who earned Preseason All SLC First Team Recognition. This unit is going to be one hard line to crack. As for the team as a whole, the word used to describe them the mo...More >>
  • Tip leads to arrests in Welsh

    Tip leads to arrests in Welsh

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:41:16 GMT
    Welsh Police make three arrests after getting a tip about stolen items and drugs in a home on Ronald Street.More >>
    Welsh Police make three arrests after getting a tip about stolen items and drugs in a home on Ronald Street.More >>
(Toledo News Now) -

The American Red Cross Northwest Ohio Region has provided assistance to hundreds of local families following the tornadoes and storms that struck Sunday. Red Cross staff and volunteers are providing meals, emotional support, connection to community resources, and much more. 

CLOVERDALE

The Red Cross continues to provide assistance to families in the Cloverdale community. It's estimated that 137 people are without power and water in the community at this time. More than 230 meals were provided Monday and will continue throughout Tuesday as the need arises.

A shelter was opened late Sunday evening for those affected by the storm at Oak Haven Residential Center, located at 152 Main Street in Cloverdale. It will remain on standby until power has been restored.

LUCAS AND WOOD COUNTY

The Red Cross opened a shelter Monday evening at CedarCreek Church, located at 29129 Lime City Road in Perrysburg. Eight people stayed overnight and received meals, refreshments, and comfort kits. The shelter is on standby until power is restored and may reopen if the need arises.

A combined 50 people in the communities of Jerry City, North Baltimore, Oregon, Perrysburg, and Perrysburg Township have received Red Cross assistance, including 25 adults and 25 children. Immediate Red Cross assistance is based on an individual's needs and typically includes food, clothing, comfort kits, medical or prescription assistance, emotional support and temporary shelter.     

Hope Community Church located at 5650 Starr Ave in Oregon is opening a warming center Tuesday and Wednesday for those affected by the storm and power outage. People can stop by between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

RECOVERY

Support for those affected by the storm doesn't end with basic needs. In the next few days and weeks, Red Cross staff and volunteers will be available to provide additional assistance, such as security deposits or rental assistance.

In the event needs cannot be met by the Red Cross, people will be referred to community partners and agencies who can help meet those needs, such as The Salvation Army, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Goodwill, and local churches. Red Cross staff and volunteers will continue to check in and follow-up with affected families during the coming weeks.

HELP NOW

You can help people affected by disasters big and small by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow