United Way of the Plains has established a new, ongoing location for the volunteer reception center. Beginning Wednesday, April 18, volunteers wishing to help with tornado cleanup are asked to report to the Oaklawn Activity Center, 4904 S. Clifton, 10 a.m. - 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.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is advising those wishing to donate to the relief of people affected by the massive storm system that hit the state April 14 to call the United Way 2-1-1 number.
“It seems that as soon as a disaster hits, the calls start coming in from people asking how they can help,” said Angee Morgan, deputy director of KDEM. “Calling 2-1-1 is one of the best and fastest ways to do that.”
Calling 2-1-1 from any phone will allow people to donate money, goods, service or volunteer to help.
United Way of the Plains also started a relief fund for the long-term recovery efforts from the April 14 tornado in Sedgwick County.
100 percent of each gift to the United Way of the Plains Tornado Fund will go to tornado recovery assistance. No administrative fees will be charged.
Online: Donations can be made online at www.unitedwayplains.org/tornadofund .
Mail: Checks, payable to United Way of the Plains Tornado Fund, can be mailed to United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water, Wichita, KS 67202.
Mobile Text: A $10 donation can be made by texting REBUILD to 80088*