Flooding assistance still available in Manhattan

(Source: Becky Marsh)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The City of Manhattan continues helping those affected by flooding last week.

The City told 13 NEWS they are still encouraging residents who were impacted by the high waters, to register with the Red Cross as soon as possible.

The city manager’s office says the Red Cross has checked 139 homes, impacting 327 residents. Of those, they believe 102 homes will qualify for financial assistance.

The City says it is waiting for help from the federal government. Governor Jeff Colyer signed a disaster declaration which started the process for the city to possibly receive a federal public assistance declaration.

That would help the city recover up to 75% of its costs to respond and help during the flood. It would also mean a grant to provide assistance to individuals and households.

It would be up to President Donald Trump to sign off on the federal disaster declaration too free up those funds.

For those who need assistance now, there are several organizations helping out including:

- Shepherd’s Crossing: 621 Humboldt St, 785-776-1470
* Funding for basic needs
- Salvation Army: 310 Poyntz Ave., 913-682-7573
* Funding for basic needs
- FIT Closet: 1609 College Ave., 785-320-6750
* Clothing for all ages
- First Lutheran Church: 930 Poyntz Ave, 785-537-8532
* Cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, clothing, and food
- Flint Hills Breadbasket: 905 Yuma St., 785-537-0730
* Food

The City says they don’t have storage for any physical donations.
If you want to help, you’re asked to make a monetary donation on the city website.