Storm Match helps those folks whose homes and lives are affected by the tornado. Donations will be accepted at local businesses and St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. Donations may also be mailed to United Way Storm Match, P O Box 813, Merrill, WI 54452. Donations given to this disaster fund will be matched from United Way’s Community Service Fund. Businesses can call the United Way Director at 715-536-2016 to participate in Storm Match.
The money will support short-term emergency assistance, including laundry, emergency short-term lodging, clothing and household goods, food, and other emergency needs related to the tornado. To get specific information, call the following United Way funded programs:
St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Center 715-539-2666
Salvation Army at 715-539-2666
Northcentral Community Action Program 715-536-9581
Merrill Community Food Pantry at 715-536-4505
American Red Cross at 715-842-2156
Additional long-term support for storm victims can be accessed by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 715-536-9474. They are able to assist families with long-term unmet needs when processing insurance and property damage. The Chamber is collaborating with Lincoln County and State Emergency government agencies.