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Manhattan church distributes goods for flood relief

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) - A Manhattan church is opening its doors this week to distribute clothes and other items needed in the wake of devastating floods in the Manhattan area last week.

  • First Lutheran church will be open Monday through Wednesday at 930 Poyntz Ave. from 10 am -12pm and 4pm-6pm. The center will also open up Saturday from 10am until 2pm

The Church can also be reached by telephone 785-537-8532

Facebook: First Lutheran Church

  • The Red Cross is also standing by to provide help for those unable to attend Friday's multi-agency recourse center at 785-354-9244
  • The Riley County Health Department distributed 47 Tetanus booster vaccinations along with 250 mosquito dunks to treat standing water, and more than 200 safety masks to help people during cleanup. The Knights of Columbus handed out $150 gift cards for groceries to each family, and Harvesters, HyVee, and Dillons provided food throughout the day on Friday.
  • To offer or request volunteer assistance, please contact the City Manager’s Office during regular business hours at (785) 587-2404. 
  • Some areas of Anneberg Park remain closed including: soft-surfaced trails, shelters and playgrounds, and some parking areas. Carpooling is recommended as parking is limited. Linear Trail west of S. Manhattan Ave. also remains closed.

People can also text "FLOOD" to  (785) 284-8783.

Other volunteer opportunities can be found by calling the city manager's office.

Updates to parks and trails can be found here.


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