Tornado Recovery Center open in Northwood
Recovery help for area tornado victims is available through the Wood County Tornado Recovery Center, located in the former Value City building in the Great Eastern Shopping Center on Woodville Road in Northwood.
Adventist Recovery Services of Ohio is organizing donations and asking for gently used items. Workers will distribute household items and furniture to tornado victims.
Center hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Donations may be dropped off by appointment. Call 419-724-4994 for more information.
Fundraising and relief efforts continue throughout the area. They include:
Golf outing scheduled
A golf outing to benefit the Tim Miller family, whose house on Reiman Road in Ottawa County was leveled by the June 5 tornado, will be held Aug. 14 at Sugar Creek Golf Course in Elmore.
The fundraiser will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $240 per team (foursome) and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, hot dogs and chips at the turn and a steak dinner.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle and hole sponsorships available for $50. To reserve a spot or obtain more information, call Roger Miller at 419-356-2228 or Ken Simon at 567-686-2389.
Kelsey Linkous, daughter of Rossford Police Officer Greg Linkous, wanted to help tornado victims. The 10-year-old and a group of friends held a car wash and cookie sale, which raised $100.
When asked to whom she would like the money donated, Kelsey said, “all of them.” She presented the money to the Lake Township Board of Trustees at the July 6 meeting.
Giving back to schools
Avery Dennison is conducting a “Give Back to Schools Contest” that will give $10,000 worth of school supplies to schools grades K-8.
A Facebook effort (Helping the Victims of the June 2010 Tornado in Lake Township) is underway to encourage votes for both Lake Elementary and Lake Middle School. Those interested may vote daily at www.averydennisongivebacktoschools.com/.
Kohl’s Department Stores is hosting a contest to give half a million dollars to 20 schools each this school year.
The program includes $10 in gifts, in recognition of the company’s 10th anniversary of its Kohl’s Cares philanthropic program that supports children’s health and education.
Through Sept. 3, Kohl's Facebook fans can nominate their schools by detailing what the schools could do with the funding. Fans can vote up to 20 times for their favorite elementary, middle or high school, with a maximum vote of five votes for any individual school. The top 20 vote-getting schools that meet contest criteria will win $500,000 each. Winning schools will be announced in late September.
“We can win this if everyone reposts, tweets etc.,” wrote Elizabeth Urbanowski on the Facebook page. “Please help us out. So, go vote now!”
Grand Rapids Roadhouse, 11900 Jeffers Rd., Grand Rapids, Ohio, will hold a fundraiser for Fulton County tornado victims July 25 from 1 to 9 p.m.
Five bands, including Season’s Rocks, Crosscreek, Liberty Beach with Rodney Parker, Rizzo and Punching Buddha, will donate their time and talent for the event, which will also include a bake sale.
The donation is $5 per person or $20 per family.