Volunteers will head to Harveyville Thursday

HARVEYVILLE, Kan. - Volunteers will help clean-up Harveyville, Kansas after Tuesday's EF-2 tornado destroyed 40 percent of the city.

Anyone who wants to volunteer, should report to Mission Valley School, 12913 Mission Valley Road, Eskridge, Kan., beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1.

Volunteers will need to complete liability release forms, get a wrist band and attend a safety briefing. The first transport will leave Eskridge at approximately 1 p.m.

Once in Harveyville, volunteers will get their work assignments at the old school and meet with their job site coordinator. Volunteers will only be working on outdoor property and will not be allowed to enter any structure.

Buses will run back and forth to Eskridge, but all volunteer work will stop at 5 p.m.

Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 - work will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first bus will leave Eskridge at 9 a.m.

Sunday, March 4 - work will be from noon to 5 p.m. The first transport leaves at 1 p.m.

All volunteers will be working with a lead volunteer at each site.

To donate money using a credit card head to: http://www.uwfh.org

You can send a check to:

United Way of the Flint Hills
Attn: Harveyville Tornado Relief Fund - 702 Commercial St. Suite 2-E Emporia, KS 66801. Their number is (620) 342-7564

The American Red Cross is looking for commercial food preparers, like restaurants, to donate prepared meals. Call the Red Cross in Topeka at (785) 234-0568 for more information. Anyone who doesn't have a license for commercial food preparation will not be allowed to donate meals.

The American Red Cross is also accepting financial donations. 

For credit cards donations: www.redcross.org

Checks can be mailed to: American Red Cross - Attn: Disaster Relief - 1221 SW 17th Street - Topeka, KS 66604 

You can make a $10 donation by texting 90999

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