On September 7, 2020, Marion County and the surrounding area was hit with a powerful, sudden storm. The storm delivered over 5 inches of water in the span of a few hours, causing a flash flood. It caused thousands of dollars worth of property damage and prompted Mayor Scott Schertzer to declare a state of emergency.
Many families lost irreplaceable personal items like photo albums and keepsakes in addition to water damage to appliances, tools, walls, and floors. While some things can't be replaced, there is still a lot we can do as a community to come together and lend a hand.
Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity is proud to partner with several Marion organizations into what we're calling the "Long Term Recovery Committee" in order to help families and individuals that have been affected by this storm. Some of the most common needs are furnace repairs, hot water heaters, washers and dryers, and sanitization of homes (either by cleaning or replacing moldy/damaged walls and floors).
One of the things you can do to help is to donate to this emergency fund. These funds will be used to address all of the needs above and much more. By donating on this form below, your gift will be designated toward recovery efforts to replace or repair these vital parts of affected homes. You can also text MARIONFLOOD to 91999 to donate via text messaging.
Marion Long Term Recovery Committee Members
|Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity||Marion County Emergency Management Association (EMA)||Marion County Job and Family Services|
|United Way of North Central Ohio||Marion County Council on Aging||American Red Cross|
|Ohio Heartland Community Action||Salvation Army||Love INC|
|United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)|