Wednesday, March 12, 1997
How to help

To volunteer


Adams County's Main Distribution Center needs donations and volunteers. Call (937) 544-3897.

Aurora residents and property owners needing assistance from volunteer laborers can call the Aurora Clean-Up Command Center, (812) 926-1682.

American Red Cross, 579-3000.

Certified electricians are needed in Cincinnati to help with inspections of flood-damaged buildings. Call 352-3262.

Salvation Army, call 762-5600 for nearest location.

St. Vincent de Paul needs workers at the Erlanger Warehouse to handle donations. Call 341-3212 weekdays and weekends; or 341-3219 on weekdays.

To send donations

The state of Ohio has set up a toll-free donations hot line for people offering services, goods and money. Call (888) 356-6364.

In Union, take cleaning supplies and food to the Union EMS building. Call 334-2279.

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

Neediest Kids of All Flood Relief Fund

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

New Richmond Food Pantry, 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road; New Richmond 45157.

4-H Patriots of Milford will have a food/clothing drive Saturday at Perintown United Methodist Church on U.S. 50. Call 831-6089.

Fund-raisers

Flood the Square will be held on Fountain Square from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. For a $5 donation, enjoy lunch on the square.

A WEBN-FM fund-raising party opens at 7 p.m. today at the Blue Note Cafe, West Eighth and Overlook in Price Hill. Admission is $5.

The Nightlife band will give a benefit concert from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at Southgate House in Newport. Admission is $5. Call 861-6335.

A party is planned Saturday at The Madison, 700 Madison Ave., in Covington. Raffle prizes have been donated. Call 261-1117.

A benefit concert is scheduled for 5-10 p.m. Sunday at The Madison. Admission is $5.

Banks

New Richmond Flood Relief Fund will accept supplies and contributions at branches of Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan: 4555 Montgomery Road, Norwood; 3316 Glenmore, Westwood; 11100 Reading Road, Sharonville; 4144 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 5030 Delhi Pike, Delhi Township; 8045 Colerain Ave., Groesbeck; 8438 Vine St., Hartwell; 7136 Miami Ave., Madeira; 3777 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Ross; 11700 Princeton Road (Tri-County Mall), Springdale.

Fifth Third banking centers will accept donations. The account number is 728-74698.

Provident Bank has established a savings account. Donate at any branch or mail checks, payable to the American Red Cross, to Disaster Relief Fund, in care of Provident Bank, Box 140956, Cincinnati 45250-0956.

KeyBank accepting donations at any branch. KeyBank also will offer special, low-rate home improvement loans with a 24-hour turnaround time.

Star Bank has designated its locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as drop-off points for food, clothing and non-perishable items.

Food or other items

Ohio

FreeStore/FoodBank is taking donations at Mayerson Food Distribution Center, 1250 Tennessee Ave., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monetary donations can be mailed to FreeStore/FoodBank, 40 E. McMicken, Cincinnati 45210.

New Prospect Baptist Church, 1829 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Call 721-2355.

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

Tristate Bigg's stores.

Kentucky

Northern Kentucky fire departments and city offices.

Indiana

Switzerland County Flood Relief Fund at Peoples Bank and Trust Co., 402 Ferry St. Vevay. (812) 427-3249.

WKID-FM, 118 W. Main St., Vevay. (812) 427-9590.

Patriot Baptist Church, Patriot. Call: (812) 594-2464 or (812) 594-2397.

Commuting

Metro has free shuttle service for East End and California residents affected by the flood. The continuous-loop shuttle connects local relief shelters with community services such as the East End health center, and city and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster service centers. It will serve LeBlond Recreation Center, Columbia Parkway YMCA, East End Health Center, FEMA headquarters, City Flood Service Center and Ebersole Community Center.

It will operate 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information, call 621-4455.

Free inspections

The Ohio Department of Commerce is scheduling free building, electrical and plumbing inspections for residents and businesses in the 16 counties declared federal disaster areas.

Residents and merchants who wish to schedule free inspections should call the Ohio Department of Commerce at (800) 523-3581. The toll-free line is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Federal aid

Residents and business owners living in federal disaster areas in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana are eligible for emergency financial relief.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a flood assistance hot line that will coordinate assistance.

Telephone: (800) 462-9029.

TDD users should call (800) 462-7585.

Calls will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. When calling, have the following information available to reduce processing time:

Current phone number.

Address at the time of flood and the address where you are staying now.

Your Social Security number.

General list of damages and losses suffered.

Accurate directions to damaged property.

If insured, your insurance policy number or the agent's number and company name.

General financial information.

Cameras, processing

Pete's PhotoWorld, Fuji Photo Film Co. and Kodak Premium Processing have teamed to give flood victims the ability to photographically record losses for insurance needs. Call 241-1064.

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