Donate, volunteer & help victims of deadly tornado outbreak

Donate, volunteer & help victims of deadly tornado outbreak

Donate, volunteer & help victims of deadly tornado outbreak


by WHAS11

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 15 at 6:06 PM

(WHAS11) --Kentuckiana was hit hard by the tornado outbreak Fri. March 3. WHAS11 has compiled a list of important information for those wanting to help the victims.



-United Way:  To volunteer call the United Way Volunteer Service at 812-287-0519 or visit them in person at the Official Volunteer Reception Site at 723 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana.  You may also click here.

Volunteer Reception Site: Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days a week. Volunteers must register, sign release and obtain safety training. Because of current safety hazards, volunteers must be 18 years. May accept volunteers ages 16-17 with signed parental consent. Younger volunteers may be accepted after hazards are cleared. Work boots, heavy duty gloves & warm clothes are recommended.

First Baptist Church of Henryville: Call (812) 294-1431 or (502) 551-5157. You can also email the FBC Communications Relief Center at

-Red Cross:  To volunteer call 800-733-2767 or visit the office at 510 East Chestnut Street DR384, Louisville, KY 40210.  You may also click here.



-American Red Cross: Click here or by text the word RED CROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

-Community Foundation of Southern Indiana: Click here, visit 4104 Charlestown or call (812) 948-4662.

-Indiana Department of Homeland Security: Click here for another comprehensive list of legitimate locations to make donations.

-WHAS11 Telethon on Tues. March 6. Click here for more information.

-Click here for tips about donating from the Better Business Bureau.




-Warehouse at 700 Patrol Road in Jeffersonville. Enter the site at Gate 2.

-The Sojourn Community Church, 2023 Ekin Avenue  New Albany, IN 47150.


-Kentucky State Police Posts will be collecting supplies from March 8-10. Click here to find a post closest to you.

-All five ValuMarket area locations will be accepting donations for Henryville residents. Click here for more information. Kroger is also accepting monetary donations, and those can be added to your final grocery bill.

List of items most needed according to Kentucky State Police:

-Leather gloves, shovels, rakes, thermoses, batteries, flashlights, coffee pots, antibiotic cream, band-aids, first aid kits, soap, body wash, hand sanitizer, deodorant, feminine products, shampoo, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, towels, baby formula/food/diapers, bottles, toilet paper, styrofoam cups, cleaning supplies, detergent, plastic goods, blankets, gift cards, bottled water, non-perishable food.



-Lisa Roedemeier (wife of WHAS11's Gary Roedemeier) is working with Indiana and Kentucky veterinarians to provide pet care and board for injured and displaced animals. She can be reached at (502) 807-5887. Click here for more information.

-Kentucky Humane Society: Providing emergency shelter for owned pets who have been affected. Call 502-253-2221 or click here.

-Southern Indiana Animal Rescue: Call 812-282-0071. Click here for more information.



Recovery Center: First floor of Ogle Hall at the Ivy Tech campus in Sellersburg, Ind. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week for at least 10 days.

American Legion: 209 S. Main Street Salem, IN

Charlestown High School: 1 Pirate Place Charlestown, IN

Chelsea Church of God: 6231 S. State Road 62 Lexington, IN 47138

Holton Community Center: 50 East and West Holton, IN


For Updates: Tornado survivors and concerned citizens in Ind. can call 2-1-1 to reach Connect2Help for updates and donation information. Information is also available on their website at