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Committee formed to provide disaster relief assistance
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ELLINWOOD — A Long Term Recovery Committee has been formed to help provide assistance to area residents from the August flood. It has been difficult for some residents to repair damages. As the committee began looking at repairs, the initial estimates did not include significant damages to foundations.
A bank account has been set up at the Sunflower Bank in Ellinwood to receive donations through the Ministerial Alliance. Rev. Janet Myers, pastor of the Ellinwood United Methodist Church who helped lead initial recovery efforts of residents, continues to coordinate efforts to raise funds.
“I am grateful for assistance from the Kansas West Conference Disaster Coordinator, Hutchinson District Disaster Coordinator, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, Rev. Jeff Frakes from St. John’s Lutheran Church, and representatives from St. Joseph Catholic Church for their continued support,” Myers said.
Myers is also in contact with World Church Services and Central States Synod, ELCA who were not able to attend the initial meeting but have said they will help. Also, Catholic Social Services will be coming to the long term recovery committee meetings. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has provided a grant to higher a case worker to oversea Ellinwood, Lindsborg and Hutchinson in response to flood recovery.
Myers said that those receiving assistance have been screened.
Please consider giving a donation, no matter how small to help people with items that are required like hot water heaters, HVAC systems, sheet rock and other similar items for Ellinwood area residents.