(MANHATTAN, KS – September 12, 2018) The Manhattan City Manager’s Office (CMO) is coordinating information to help people impacted by the recent flood. Anyone who has not yet registered with the Red Cross is encouraged to contact the CMO during regular business hours at 785-587-2404 to ensure they stay informed of all resources for flood relief. Details about funding sources and relief efforts will be shared by email and text message as well as posted online.
Resources available for immediate assistance to people impacted by the flood can be found at the following locations in Manhattan:
- Shepherd’s Crossing: 621 Humboldt St, 785-776-1470
- Salvation Army: 310 Poyntz Ave., 785-320-5396 or 785-539-9399
- FIT Closet: 1609 College Ave., 785-320-6750
- First Lutheran Church: 930 Poyntz Ave, 785-537-8532
- Cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, clothing, and food
- Flint Hills Breadbasket: 905 Yuma St., 785-537-0730
Any organizations providing support are also encouraged to contact the City of Manhattan so information can be shared with people in need. Many locations are no longer accepting donated goods, as storage space is not available. Monetary donations are the best way to help at this time and can be made to the 2018 Manhattan Flood Relief Fund online at online at www.mcfks.org/flood or by texting the word “FLOOD” to (785) 284-8783.
Recently, a committee of representatives from Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army, Veterans’ Affairs, Shepherd’s Crossing, and the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation was formed to begin identifying long-term recovery efforts and distribution of collected funds to area non-profit organizations. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
“We want to thank our community first of all for coming to the aid of those individuals in our area who were affected by the flood, and for trusting the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to handle those donations. We have formed a partnership between the City and area nonprofit agencies. This group is committed to ensure that contributions will be used for the most pressing needs of flood survivors as well as long-term recovery efforts.” says Elaine Dhuyvetter, VP Marketing and Programs for the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.
For more information, check the City of Manhattan website at www.cityofmhk.com, follow the City on Facebook at cityofmanhattan and on Twitter @cityofmhk.