Thursday, March 6, 1997
Tristate lends a hand
to flood victims

Dozens of organizations, companies and charities in Greater Cincinnati have rallied to help victims of the flood. Here are ways to donate food, goods, services or money:


Bob Sumerel Tire Co. is collecting non-perishable food items, clothing, supplies and toiletries at its 14 Greater Cincinnati locations. Call: Tim Kelly at 283-2700.

Chancellor Broadcasting, which owns WUBE, will be collecting items all week at Wal-Marts in Florence and Eastgate, as well as in the lobby of its corporate headquarters at the Baldwin Towers at 655 Eden Park Drive in Walnut Hills.

Fifth Third Bank and the Red Cross have established an account for donations to flood victims. Donations can be made at any local Fifth Third Banking Center.

Star Bank emergency assistance program, 632-4141, or outside the Cincinnati area, (800) 627-STAR.

The Harrison Fire Department is accepting donations. Socks, children's clothes, bed linens, canned goods, non-perishable food and bottled water are in high demand. Goods can be dropped off at the fire station at 200 Harrison Ave. Call 367-4194.

West Shell Realtors' 22 Tristate offices are collecting clothing, toys or household items. Call 794-9494.

Cheviot residents who want to donate supplies to flood victims can now drop them off at the city's fire department. Donations such as non-perishable food, household cleaners in original containers, bedding and clothing can be dropped off at the city's fire department headquarters, 3814 Harrison Ave.

Maya's European Pastry Shop & Restaurant, 9749 Kenwood Road, is accepting canned goods, clothing and money donations. Call 791-5005.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society, West End. Call 421-0602

FreeStore/FoodBank, Over-the-Rhine. Call 241-1064

Kenwood Baptist Church. Call 791-0355

Franciscan at St. John, Over-the-Rhine. Call 241-2186


The Cold Spring-Crestview Fire Department, 4113 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, and the Plum Creek Christian Church on U.S. 27 near the Campbell/Pendleton county line are serving as emergency shelters and collection points for donated items such as food, clothing and furniture.

The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) is collecting cleaning supplies in conjunction with the Salvation Army. Donations are accepted at the TANK office, 3375 Madison Pike in Fort Wright, or at TANK's sales office in the Mercantile Arcade, downtown Cincinnati. Call: 341-8265.

Florence Mall, in conjunction with VG Express Trucking, is collecting non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, personal items and clothing for Northern Kentucky flood victims.

Donations will be accepted 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at a semi-trailer parked in Lot ''D'' of the Florence Mall, between Sears and Lazarus Home Store.


The Switzerland County Flood Relief fund is collecting donations at the Peoples Bank and Trust Co., 402 Ferry St. in Vevay. Call (812) 427-3249.

WKID-FM is collecting goods, 118 W. Main St. in Vevay. Call (812) 427-9590.

A call for heroes

As the streams and rivers of the Tristate rose to 30-year highs this week, heroes emerged: rescuers, relatives, neighbors, volunteers, doctors and sometimes strangers. The Enquirer wants to hear your tales of heroism.

Share your stories with us for a future article. Contact Richard Green today at (513) 768-8394 or fax information to (513) 768-8340. You can e-mail us at