SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — As the community of Sullivan continues on the path of rebuilding, we checked in with the Sullivan Civic Center to see what is needed and how people can continue to help.
Melissa Townsend is the Volunteer Coordinator, and she said the more help and donations they receive, the better.
Right now, she said they have a large supply of food and water but need things like safety gear for volunteers and heavy machinery to help remove debris.
“As far as big needs, I would say the non-perishable foods are always going to be something that’s constantly [needed], cleaning items, tarps, safety vests, those kinds of things, and you can also donate funds as well,” Townsend said.
Townsend explained the needs change daily, so they will never turn away any volunteer or donation.
“We have people out doing manual labor, people here as you can see organizing as we have so much stuff coming in, they’ve been wonderful. We’ve had people delivering items for people who can’t get here,” Townsend said.
If you are interested in volunteering, you can come by the Civic Center anytime between 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
She emphasized that you must sign in at the Civic Center before doing any type of volunteer work.
“We need to keep track of our volunteers. If you have someone out in the field and they don’t sign out, we don’t know if they went missing,” Townsend said.
Townsend said after you sign in, she can do her best to put you in your preferred area of volunteering.