Update on KNCSB Disaster Relief
An area of southern Kansas flooded after more than 10 inches of rain fell earlier in September.
KNCSB Disaster Relief received a call to respond to this disaster. However, soon after that the team was told to stand down.
“It is a heartbreaking situation,” said Frank McCrary, KNCSB Director of Disaster Relief.
“Methodist Relief workers cannot get into the flooded areas. The water level remains too high. Home owners cannot get out. The standing water has undermined the houses and many of them are falling apart. These folks are losing everything. The majority are just walking away.”
“After the flood waters go down, there may be some unmet needs. KNCSB Disaster Relief may be called in to assist in those cases,” McCrary said.
Meanwhile, volunteers are needed for flood recovery in central and western Louisiana where an un-named storm dropped than 25 inches of rain in mid-August.
Financial donations may be sent to KNCSB Disaster Relief, 5410 SW 7th St., Topeka, KS 66606-2398. Make contributions out to KNCSB and designate them for “Disaster Relief.”
Funds given to KNCSB Disaster Relief will be used for general disaster relief purposes rather than for a specific disaster. This allows the use of donated funds for the most pressing current or future needs as well as supporting teams responding to the disaster.