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How To Help With The Devastating Tornado Damage In Ohio/Michigan

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Home Inspector with Cape Coral Florida

Over the weekend several tornados hit NW Ohio and Dundee Michigan. This is where I grew up and where my family lives. Fortunately, my family is ok, but many of my hometown friends have lost everything. Below is information on how you can help whether you live locally or across the globe. jay

You can see pictures of the damages here:
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/gallery?section=news/local&id=7484246&photo=1

Secure donations can also be made through the Red Cross website at www.redcrosstoledo.orgor by sending a check payable to American Red Cross GTAC at 3100 W. Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43606.

The Village of Dundee is accepting monetary donations for disaster relief online. Click here to visit.

Genoa Bankis accepting donations for relief at all six locations of the bank. Cash donations and checks will be accepted and should be made payable to the American Red Cross with "Tornado Disaster Relief" in the memo line. Monetary donations are alsobeing accepted at all Recovery efforts in Fulton County, Ohio in full swing after tornadoes strike branches in Fulton County, as well as at area Huntington Bank and Fifth Third Bank locations.

Food donations are being collected at Arrowhead Behavioral Healthin Maumee at 1725 Timber Line Rd. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Items needed include: money, garbage bags, rope, work gloves, mediums size totes, laundry baskets, antibacterial wipes, brooms, dustpans, plastic cups/plates/silverware, paper bags for sack lunches, Ziploc-type bags, water, individual drinks, fresh fruit, peanut butter, jelly, bread, lunchmeat, hotdogs, tortillas (for wraps). An updated list is at www.mainstreetlife.org. This effort will assist the Walbridge area recovery.

Shubies Ice Cream, 640 Dixie Hwy in Rossford, will be holding a carwash fundraiser all day Tuesday. All of the money will go to those affected by the tornados.

Lammon Brothers Landscaping in the Delta area is taking any brush for free. They normally do this but at this time they are also accepting larger sizes due to the emergency in the area.

Luckies Barn & Grill in Oregon would like to help the cause by donating 15% of their total sales from Thursday, June 10. It is also "bike night" where people can dunk the bartenders in the dunk tank. The price is $3 for five throws and 100% of this will be donated to the relief effort.

Jed's on Holland Sylvania and Angola will hold a 50/50 raffle Wednesday with half of the proceeds benefiting tornado victims. Also 20% of their sales will go to victims.

The Town Center at Levis Commonsin Perrysburg is accepting cleanup supplies and food in conjunction with ISOH/Impact. The drop-off site is in front of JB's Sarnie Shoppe. Requested items include:

  • A 5-gallon bucket with 1 gallon bleach, 2 bottles dish soap, 2 bottles disinfectant cleaner, 4 sponges (heavy duty scrub pads), 1 pair gloves, 1 box plastic trash bags
  • A 5-gallon bucket with a mix of canned vegetables and fruits, ready-to-eat canned meats, rice, beans, dried fruit, nuts, dry powdered milk, baby food (no glass containers please), a manual can opener.
  • Please no water, glass items or clothing.

 

 

 

 

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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

It's always an even bigger tragedy when you are close and personal to the area.  The photos were amazing, in a bad way.  Glad that your family / friends were safe.  I didn't realize they had tornados of that maginude in that area.  That's really not considered Tornado Alley, is it?!?

Jun 08, 2010 06:55 PM
Jay Lloyd
Cape Coral Florida - Cape Coral, FL
Allpro Home Inspection

Hi Carla, That's what's weird, NW Ohio isn't Tornado Alley. They do get a few tornados but nothing of this magnitude. I thought my family was safe weatherwise. Hopefully this was a once in a hundred year event.

Jun 09, 2010 01:48 AM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

In spite of living in Texas for 33 years all the hurricanes I've been through, I still have yet to see a tornado, although I have visited many places in Texas that were hit by tornados. My donation went in the day of the tornados.

RainCamp San Diego - August 5, 2010

Jun 25, 2010 09:49 AM
Jay Lloyd
Cape Coral Florida - Cape Coral, FL
Allpro Home Inspection

Hi Russel, This storm was so close to my family, and I have friends that have lost everything. Folks in this area are the kindest you'd ever meet and the community clean-up is going faster than expected. One friend of mine lost his beautiful home. They have insurance, but are having difficulty collecting. I'm sure your kind donation will help these folks get back to a normal life soon. jay

Jun 27, 2010 10:32 AM