How to help flood victims this time of year?

Lil' Miss Volans

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Oy, so parts of Indiana are having it pretty bad.
They had an early winter, and tons of snow piled up all nice until things warmed up this past weekend. Then it started raining, and with the ground already saturated with the melted snow the added downpour led to some nasty flooding around my home state.

My family's safe and dry, and I get to be here for Christmas, but . . .
so many other people are going to have a miserable Christmas. :sadpony:

Do any of you have some suggestions of what I could do to help out, I don't want to just sit around and enjoy myself when I know that I could have something to help.
Most of the towns wrecked are a bit far from where I live, so I wouldn't know anything about their communities, but there's got to a be at least some thing set up for disaster relief, right?

Any tips would be better than nothing, so go ahead and though out some advice for this gal.
 

dragonkiss207

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I would look into the Red Cross to see if they have a relief fund set up. You might be able to volunteer or donate.
 

Phekzhen

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Call local Red Crosses, places of worship and food banks. They would know if there's a specific charity set up, or if they need things to help people out.

Flooding is almost never covered by insurance, so a lot of people are going to be hard-pressed.
 

xayide2

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I know the LDS (Mormon) Church has the Helping Hands program in disaster areas. They're the ones that wear those yellow shirts.

I know I'd want food, clean clothing and a warm place to sleep, and an Internet connection to access my financial and personal accounts.
 

LightningMana-MLPcustoms

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I'll be checking with my local church to see if they're doing a drive for donations to the cause. Whenever there's a huge disaster like this, they always reach out to our community and give everyone the chance to donate, then they ship the donations over to a church in the location of the disaster~

I'm sure others here who see this thread could check with their local churches, too! :satisfied:
 

skyrocketneko

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There are lots of places to donate to. My town has been helped tremendously by so many awesome people.

Home

This is the link to ours- you should be able to Google "X" flood relief and help out.

A big heartfelt thank you!!
 
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