United Way Seeks Donations For Tornado Recovery

By: AP Posted by Josh Mabry
By: AP Posted by Josh Mabry

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ With cleanup under way in Wichita from the
devastating weekend weather, the United Way is seeking donations
for long-term recovery efforts in Sedgwick County.

The agency reported having plenty of volunteers Tuesday to help
homeowners clean up debris from Saturday night's tornado. But
there's still a long way to go, and the agency says 100 percent of
each gift to the United Way of the Plains Tornado Fund will go to
recovery assistance.

Meanwhile, Westar Energy is continuing to restore power to
customers who lost electricity Saturday night. The company says
about 3,200 customers _ nearly all in Sedgwick County _ were still
without power Tuesday afternoon, down from a multi-county high of
more than 26,000 late Saturday.

United Way recovery fund: http://www.unitedwayplains.org/tornadofund

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