Ways to Help Storm Victims; Area Family
KSAL Staff - Tue 05:27 PM 04/17/2012
What's left of the Patrick family home near Marquette. Kevin Patrick is a teacher at Ell-Saline. Annika Patrick was an intern this summer at KSAL Radio. Their home was destoryed, but the family escaped without injury.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is advising those wishing to donate to the relief of people affected by the massive storm system that hit the state April 14 to call the United Way 2-1-1 number.
"It seems that as soon as a disaster hits, the calls start coming in from people asking how they can help," said Angee Morgan, deputy director of KDEM. "Calling 2-1-1 is one of the best and fastest ways to do that."
Calling 2-1-1 from any phone will allow people to donate money, goods, service or volunteer to help. Contributions can also be made by going online to Kansas Ready and clicking on the "Donate to Kansas disaster relief" link.
Salina Media Group Radio Stations are helping with an effort to help an area family whose home was destroyed by a tornado on Saturday.
The Patrick family's home near Marquette was totally destroyed. The family escaped without injury, but lost everything.
Annika Patrick interned in Salina with the radio stations this past summer, and earlier this month was hired as a part-time employee.
Monetary donations are being collected at:
Ell-Saline High School
414 E. Anderson Street
Brookville, KS, 67425
The family also need clothing. Boys size 5 / 6, girls size 7 / 8, junior boys pants sizes 28 / 30, and small/medium shirts.
Kevin Patrick teaches, and is the track coach at Ell-Saline.