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Sep 24

News Release: Manhattan Flood Recovery Committee

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 11:54 AM by Vivienne Uccello

(MANHATTAN, KS – September 18, 2018) A Manhattan Flood Recovery Committee has been formed with representatives from Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army, United Way, and Shepherd's Crossing to distribute funds collected by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. Their goal is to provide financial assistance to those who were impacted by the Wildcat Creek Flood on September 3, 2018. Funds are limited and will be distributed based on need.

The committee is asking for additional information from anyone impacted by the flood.  The two application forms are available in the links below, on the City of Manhattan website at www.cityofmhk.com/flood at City Hall (1101 Poyntz Avenue) or at any of the three non-profit locations listed below. The forms must be filled out in order for people to be eligible for funding. 

The requested information is in addition to the Red Cross registration and can help connect people with local agencies for help. 

Application Form Print PDF          Waiver Form Print PDF

People can visit one of the following locations to fill out or turn in forms:

  • Catholic Charities (Hours: M-Th 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Fri: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
    • 323 Poyntz Avenue, #102
    • 785-323-0644
  • Salvation Army (Hours: M-Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
    • 208 Poyntz Ave
    • 785-320-5396
  • Shepherd's Crossing (Hours: Tues 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Thurs 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
    • 621 Humboldt
    • 785-776-1470

Anyone who needs help with transportation can contact Michael Wilson, ATA Mobility Manager, 785-537-6345, ext. 5108 or email mdwilson@rileycountyks.gov.

To help flood victims and donate to the 2018 Manhattan Flood Recovery Fund, visit the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation website at http://www.mcfks.org/flood or text the word FLOOD to 785-284-8783. 

The K-State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is also hosting a flood relief benefit concert on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in All Faiths Chapel (1401 Vattier Street on the K-State campus). Vern Hendricks, President and CEO of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, will be available at the recital to accept donations to the 2018 Manhattan Flood Recovery Fund. 

Additional information is available by contacting the City Manager's Office during regular business hours at 785-587-2404, visiting City Hall at 1101 Poyntz Avenue, or online at www.cityofmhk.com. 


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