Indian Lake Tornado – Community Response



As of 9:00 AM on Wednesday, 1,774 donors have given $427,376. 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 $527,376.

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. One will be open through Saturday (March 18-23) from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. behind Gathering Grounds Coffee Shop (337 E. Main St. Russells Point).  A second is located beside Osgood Bank at 165 E. Lake St. in Lakeview.  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.


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

  • Indian Lake Community Church Warming Shelter is open nightly from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • First Church of God, 1000 E Brown, Bellefontaine open for shelter and for people with pets American Red Cross onsite


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

Fuel/Propane Resources

  • There will be a free Propane filling station located at the old Laker Tire building. 431 Madison Ave. Russells Point.

Hygiene and Safety Resources

  • The 2-1-1 hotline is available to supply resource information or connect to assistance available
  • The American Red Cross is set up at the First Church of God, 1000 E Brown, Bellefontaine for available resources and assistance.  1-800-RED CROSS for additional information.  They have resources available to distribute clean-up supplies, damage assessments, mental health support, and connect with loved ones
  • Wapakoneta Family YMCA. If anyone affected by the weather needs a shower, a hot cup of coffee, or some respite for their family please stop in. No membership is required
  • Hilliker YMCA is available for showers or meetings.  (614) 389-4364 for additional info or available times
  • Anytime Fitness is open to any and all that have been affected! Come in and get a warm shower during staffed hours Saturday 9 AM-12 PM. Members feel free to do so 24/7! We have towels and soap
  • Community Health and Wellness of Logan County, 212 E Columbus Ave, collecting Hygiene and toiletry items for the relief efforts
  • Tide Loads of Hope Mobile laundry units have arrived. They are located at the Church of God in Russells Point and behind the Depot in Lakeview
  • Saint Mary of the Woods Clothing, bedding, and some food
  • Indian Lake Community Church Has absolutely everything! Tarps, buckets of supplies, hot food, and beds to sleep in
  • Russells Point Church of God Water, Gatorade, baby supplies, etc.
  • Galilee Lutheran Church Water, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry supplies, personal hygiene items, blankets, towels, work gloves, flashlights, batteries, duct tape, trash bags, feminine supplies, diapers, toys, bedding, backpacks, baby formula, and a breast pump

Donations of items:




We are sure there is more to add to this list, please let us know if you have something that needs added.