Sunday, March 16, 1997
How to help

To offer housing

Adams County, one of the hardest-hit areas of the Flood of '97, needs help with housing.''We're really at a 'What do we do?' stage,'' said Mary Jane Campbell, human services director. ''We've got more than 500 families displaced.''

The county is looking for available campgrounds with hookups and people willing to rent motor homes. To help, call (513) 544-6944 or (513) 544-6923.

The next plea is for couches, chairs, pots, pans and dishes, she said. Those donations can go to the Copeland Center, 41 South St. in West Union, at (513) 544-3897.

Toys also can be donated at the Copeland Center. ''Kids losing toys is probably one of the worst traumas I've seen,'' Mrs. Campbell said. ''When you look at a 3- or 4-year-olds, that's their lives.''

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 Society is looking for able-bodied volunteers to help load and unload donated goods. Call 421-0602.

To make donations

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is no longer accepting flood relief donations at its eight stores. Donations can be taken to the group's Queensgate warehouse at 1125 Bank St. Hours for collection today will be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The warehouse also is open 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays.

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.


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


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


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.

Tristate Bigg's stores.


Northern Kentucky fire departments and city offices.


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.