Friday, March 7, 1997
Shovels, mops, buckets
needed to clean mess

As flood water begins to recede, relief volunteers and residents are issuing a plea for cleaning supplies and personal items. There is a great need for brooms, mops, buckets, shovels, garden hoses, ammonia, bleach and detergent to help with the cleanup.

There also is a need for baby-related items: diapers, formula, bottles, baby food, blankets and toys.

One critical item also is missing: can openers. Leaders also say plastic utensils and disposable cups and plates are needed, as are paper towels, pots, pans and cloth towels.

To volunteer:

American Red Cross. Call 579-3000.

Salvation Army. Call 762-5600 for referral to the nearest location.

To send financial donations:

American Red Cross, Cincinnati Area Chapter, 720 Sycamore St., Cincinnati 45202.

Salvation Army, Box 596, Cincinnati 45201. Please mark envelope ''Ohio Floods.''

Any Fifth Third banking center in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky or Indiana. The account number is 728-74698.

Ohio Council of Churches. Call (614) 885-9590.

East Ohio Conference United Methodist Church. Call (800) 831-3972, Ext. 130 or 132.

United Methodist Church Warehouse. Call (614) 286-1320.

Disaster Relief, State Convention of Baptists. Call (614) 258-8491, Ext. 46.

To donate food and non-perishable items:


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

Cinergy Corp. is working with WCPO-TV and WLW radio to collect money for the flood recovery today on the plaza level of Cinergy Field.

Volunteers will be collecting donations for the Red Cross at four sites on the plaza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday. The Cinergy Foundation will match the donations dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.

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

St. Vincent de Paul Society. Call (800) 255-7070, 570-3000 or 421-0602.

Kenwood Baptist Church. Call 791-0355.

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

West Shell Realtors' 22 Tristate offices. Call 794-9494.

Harrison Fire Department, 200 Harrison Ave. Call 367-4194.

Norwood Public Works Department, 3001 Harrison Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 396-8180.

Mariemont High School students are collecting items for flood victims through Tuesday. Dropoff is 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, 3812 Pocahontas Ave. Call: 527-3403.


Fire departments and city hall offices throughout Northern Kentucky are collecting donations and supplies for victims.

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

The Cold Spring-Crestview Fire Department, 4113 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, and 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 Switzerland County Flood Relief Fund is collecting donations at 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.

American Red Cross at the Aurora emergency shelter at St. Mary's Activity Center on Fifth Street. Call (812) 926-0454.