Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County solicits items for flood victims

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Associated Churches Active in Disaster (ACAD) a ministry of Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County, has sent a message to its member congregations, appealing for donations to help victims of the June 1 flash flood.

Among the worst affected were residents of Black Bear Creek Apartments, on Reed Road. The flood resulted in:

  • 60 condemned apartments
  • 14 families moved to units within the complex
  • 41 families seeking shelter elsewhere
    • 80 adults
    • 30 children

As a member of Allen County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), ACAD has been asked to act as a collection site for the following needed items:

  • Clorox Bleach – 110 gallons
  • Cleaning Gloves- 110 pairs
  • Sponges- 110 sponges
  • Laundry Detergent- 110 gallons
  • Dryer Sheets- 55 boxes
  • Dish soap- 55 bottles

If your church can help, please drop off donations at the Associated Churches warehouse, 602 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, during the business hours of 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. If you would prefer to offer a cash donation, please call the Associated Churches office at 422-3528.

Associated Churches will send out an announcement when no more items are needed. Distribution of items will be coordinated with local relief agencies.

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