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

2-1-1:

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.

Niles-Buchanan YMCA:

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.

Informational resources:

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

Buchanan

Buchanan commission approves two beautification projects

Buchanan

Buchanan commission votes ‘no’ on ducks, reconsiders future with Niles chamber

Local Government

Niles City Council approves Riverfest, fireworks

Business

Open air market coming to The NODE beginning in July

Business

Ice cream shop opens on M-62 in Edwardsburg

Giving

Niles Burn Run returns this month for 20th ride

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 892,469 cases, 19,548 deaths

Dowagiac

SMC Board of Trustees adopts 2021-22 budgets

Berrien County

South Bend man gets prison for robbery of Niles business

Dowagiac

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac Elks celebrate Flag Day

Edwardsburg

Motorcyclist injured in Edwardsburg crash

News

PHOTO STORY: Niles Summer Concert Series kicks off with Bob Seger tribute band

News

Niles Police Log: June 2-9

Buchanan

PHOTO STORY: Buchanan High School graduates Class of 2021

News

Hit-and-run injures Niles woman

News

Niles natives collaborate on song

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac visit Dowagiac Rotary

Cass County

Two sentenced on meth charges in Cass County Court

Edwardsburg

Drugs found in Ontwa Township residence

Dowagiac

Annual Sister Lakes wakeboard tournament to return in August

Cass County

Homeless man gets jail time for stealing vehicle in Dowagiac

Berrien County

Illinois man dead, Benton Harbor teen arrested after two vehicle Oronoko Township crash Monday

Dowagiac

Long-lost friends, Navy veterans reunite after 58 years

Berrien County

Honor Credit Union announces Tracy Sanders as VP of operations