If you're still sorting through the mess left behind by the April 14th tornado, there's help available. Several community organizations will be set up at the Oaklawn Community Center Saturday April 21st from 9-6 p.m. to offer assistance. It's located at 4904 S. Clifton. The center will be closed Sunday.
If you go to the community center, below is a list of services you will find.
- Help property owners who are in need of assistance with clean-up efforts
- Owners will need to identify the type of clean up needed and United Way will coordinate volunteers to assist
- Property owners wanting more information should call 2-1-1
American Red Cross
- Provide individual assistance to help families
- Caseworkers will meet with families
- Continue to provide meals, water, shelter, and distribute supplies through mobile and fixed sites until needs are met
- For more information about services that will be provided over the weekend please contact the American Red Cross at 316-219-4052
Sedgwick County COMCARE
- Staff members will offer support to those who are having emotional reactions to the tornado and aftermath.
- Provide referrals when appropriate.
If you want to volunteer to help with cleanup efforts. Volunteers should report to the United Way Volunteer Reception Center at the Oaklawn Activity Center, Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 22, 1 - 5 p.m.
Volunteers should be at least 14 years old. Some projects require volunteers to be at least 18 years old. Volunteers are asked to bring any tools they would like to use for the cleanup work and wear clothing appropriate for work, including long pants and closed toe shoes