Indian Lake Continues to Recover From Tornado


The United Way of Logan County is working to organize info for those who have been impacted by the Indian Lake Tornado on March 14th.


As of 6:45 PM on Thursday, 2,020 donors have given $730,238. The United Way Board seeded the fund with $100,000 the morning after the tornado to help start relief efforts.  Thus the total Relief Fund stands at $830,238.

To date, $87,347.16 has been used to purchase roofing materials, generators, portable storage units, transportation, prescription medication, set up two Multi-Agency Resource Centers, and provide specialized assistance to clients of a mental health agency and the Logan County Cancer Society. Agencies involved in providing direct relief to provide for the basic immediate needs of tornado victims (food, clothing, shelter, transportation, prescriptions) can apply for funding at THIS LINK or by calling United Way at (937) 592-2886.

In the coming weeks, we will be working with the EMA and other local organizations to identify the unmet needs of victims and provide help in those areas.


United Way is coordinating TWO Multi-Agency Resource Centers for any tornado victims.  Representatives from agencies such as the American Red Cross, Bridges Community Action, Community Health & Wellness Partners, Logan County Department of Job & Family Services, and multiple government and non-profit agencies will be present to help victims apply for benefits and other assistance.

Russells Point – behind Gathering Grounds Coffee Shop
337 E. Main St. Russells Point)

Lakeview – next to Osgood Bank
165 E. Lake St.

Friday 3/22 – 10 AM to 7 PM
Saturday 3/23 – 10 AM to 7 PM
Sunday 3/24 – Closed
Monday 3/25 – 8 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday 3/26 – 10 AM to 7 PM
Wednesday 3/27 – 8 AM to 6 PM
Thursday 3/28 – 10 AM to 7 PM
Friday 3/29 – 8 AM to 6 PM
Saturday 3/30 – 10 AM to 7 PM


Logan County EMA is asking individuals and families that were impacted by the March 14th Tornado to report their damage and provide contact information and pictures if you have them.  This information will be shared with FEMA as they assess our impacts to determine if we qualify for a federal disaster declaration.  Locally, we will also use this information to connect you with our Long-Term Recovery Committee for assistance with unmet needs.


*********NEED FOOD?  CLOTHES?  OTHER ITEMS?**********

Additional stations for food, clothes, personal needs items, baby supplies, and more are available in the following locations.

Lakeview United Methodist Church
110 Brown St. – Lakeview
Open 9 AM to 6 PM Monday through Saturday and Noon to 6 PM Sunday

Lakeview Baptist Church
330 W. Lake St. – Lakeview
Open 10 AM to Noon and 4 PM to 6 PM Monday through Saturday and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday

Lakeview Fire Department
540 N. Main St. – Lakeview
Open 8 AM to 10 PM Daily

Indian Lake Community Church Lighthouse Building
121 Orchard Island Rd. – Russells Point
Open 9 AM to 4 PM Daily

Indian Lake Moose Lodge 1533
11044 Lake St. – Lakeview (Chippewa)
Open 11 AM to 8 PM Daily

Indian Lake Rollerena
330 Taylor Rd. – Russells Point

Shelter available at:

The American Red Cross shelter is now located at:
Galliee Lutheran Church
301 Lincoln Blvd. – Russells Point
1-800-RED CROSS for additional information.

RTC Services
Provides FREE transportation for tornado victims.  Call 937-593-0039 to schedule a ride.

Debris Removal:
Need help cleaning up?  Roof tarping?  Call Crisis Clean-Up at 844-965-1386. 

Volunteer Info:


Thank you to all who have contacted us to volunteer.  We appreciate your patience.  

If you want to volunteer and know someone affected, please reach out to them directly if you are able. If you can help them specifically, please do that first.

If you have volunteer questions, please call 937-843-2245 ext. 107.  Volunteers will continue to canvass the area to get the needs of the residents, get them supplies or food, share info, and get help lined up for clean-up.

Otherwise, you can report to one of the following locations, sign in, and be assigned at:

The Russells Point Municipal
433 St Rt 708
Russells Point


The MARC in downtown Lakeview
165 E Main (the former Bridges CAC beside Osgood Bank)

Anyone with Equipment needs to go to the RP Municipal Building, but PLEASE call the hotline first 937-843-2245 ext. 108 so they can plan for your help/assistance accordingly.

If you are interested in volunteering when the opportunities arise, please send your name, the name of your group, the number of people who could come, your cell phone and e-mail, your skill set, and any tools/equipment you could bring to Melody Couchman at United Way at [email protected].


  • Home Away From Home is open for pet shelter or displaced pets with veterinary service available (937)441-2163.  Needs are newspaper, pet pads, trash bags, bleach, and general supplies
  • The Barkfontaine in Bellefontaine is offering a pet shelter
  • Our House Pet Care is available for pet shelter. 2561 US 68 N Bellefontaine
  • Buckeye at the Lake Pet food is available

Donations of items:


Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Lakeview Baptist Church
    330 W Lake, Lakeview
    10-2 and 4-6 Monday-Saturday, 12-4 Sunday
  • Lakeview Methodist Church
    110 Brown St, Lakeview, 9-6 Monday-Saturday, 12-6 Sunday
  • Russells Point Municipal Building
    433 St Rt 708 Russells Point Monday-Sunday 9-5

Additional Information:

The Mental Health, Drug, and Alcohol Services Board of Logan and Champaign Counties is partnering with TCN Behavioral Health and area faith-based organizations to provide NO COST counseling services to those impacted by the natural disaster in the Indian Lake region.

Homegrown Yoga – At the Lake
315 E Main Street
Russells Point, Ohio 43311

Wednesday, March 27th, -12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, March 29th, – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday, April 1st, -12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 3rd, – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, April 5th, -2:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Reminder: Boil Alert for Lakeview until further notice
  • Use bottled or boiled water for drinking, and to prepare and cook food
  • If bottled water is not available, bring water to a full rolling boil for 1 minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for 3 minutes). After boiling, allow the water to cool before use
  • Boil tap water even if it is filtered (for example, by a home water filter or a pitcher that filters water)
  • Do not use water from any appliance connected to your water line, such as ice and water from a refrigerator
  • Breastfeeding is the best infant feeding option. If you formula feed your child, provide ready-to-use formula, if possible