Resources available for flood victims in Niles, Berrien County
BERRIEN COUNTY — A number of local Niles and Berrien County organizations are available to help residents recovering from flood damages, from informational guidelines to food and materials for beginning the clean-up process.
Below is a list of available resources:
To report flood damage:
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is asking residents to follow this link to report flood damages: bcsheriff.org/FormCenter/Emergency-Management-14/Report-Disaster-Damage-66. These forms can also be found on the County of Berrien website atberriencounty.org and the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office website at bcsheriff.org
Those needing information about how to get connected with resources simply need to dial 2-1-1 from a Michigan phone. The line is operational 24 hours a day.
Niles Salvation Army:
The Niles Salvation Army is working in conjunction with the city of Niles and village of Berrien Springs to help distribute flood cleanup kits. The kits contain mops, bleach, gloves and multiple cleaning supplies. Those in need can stop by the Niles Salvation Army at 424 N. 15th St. to pick them up.
Pregnancy Care Center:
• Free diapers, baby food and other baby supplies for those affected by the flood at Pregnancy Care Center, 527 E. Main St., Niles.
The Niles-Buchanan YMCA, 905 N. Front St., is open for residents who need a place to shower or basic toiletries. Toiletries were donated by 11th Harvest Café. Those interested in donating may drop donations at the restaurant’s donation box at 2726 S. 11th St., Niles.
American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross is available to assist with emergency housing. The Red Cross can be contacted at either (269) 985-3574 or 800-936-3705. These phone numbers are answered 24 hours per day.
Ferry Street Resource Center:
The Ferry Street Resource Center, 620 Ferry St., provides a variety of life and educational services to residents in need. They can be reached at (269) 687-9860.
The city of Niles has posted a flood damage video on their website and collection of links intended to give residents dealing with clean up a sense of where to start. The information can be found at nilesmi.org/news_detail_T15_R132.php.
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department has compiled a list of resources for residents impacted by flooding. The list can be found here at bchdmi.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=469