Here’s how you can help the central Indiana tornado victims

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HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. – Thousands of people are cleaning up storm damage and trying to pick their lives back up after five tornadoes ripped through central Indiana.

The worst damage happened in Kokomo. An EF-3 tornado destroyed a Starbucks, ripped through an apartment complex, and caused heavy damage in several neighborhoods. Residents’ homes are torn apart and uninhabitable.

Many people in Kokomo are in need of help from their fellow Hoosiers. If you want to step up and donate money, your time, or other items here’s what you can do.

  • If you live in Howard County or near the area, you can drop off donations at The Excel Center at 101 W. Superior St. in Kokomo. They say they DON’T need clothes. Diapers, formula, and toiletries are a top priority.
  • Text HOOSIER to 41444 to donate to The Salvation Army’s tornado relief efforts. The Salvation Army is sheltering 200+ people in need of food and shelter.
  • You can call the Howard County’s 211 hotline if you want to help as a short term volunteer and answer phones or hand out supplies for the Red Cross.
  • Raffle proceeds from the Colts’ preseason game on Saturday against Philadelphia will be donated to the American Red Cross and other service agencies.

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