Wichita nonprofit seeks donations for flood vicitms

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Wichita non-profit is asking the public for donations to help Kansas flood victims.

It was all hands on deck at His Helping Hands, a non-profit dedicated to assisting at risk and low-income families in Sedgwick County, on Friday.

“Our motto is we help people, help other people,” said His Helping Hands Executive Director Paul Dohm.

Dohm said lately that has meant helping people, help flood victims.

“We are starting to get some calls now for help down there,” said Dohm. “To help the folks that have really lost a lot of things in this flood.”

Dohm said the non-profit has been contacted by about 10 flood victims in need of new furniture.

“We would like to be able to help them in the best way that we can,” he said.

However, while the agency wants to help as many flood victims as it can, it still has to serve its regular clients.

“When we have a disaster like this come on it kind of, it really causes a problem with our resources here,” Dohm said.

Right now, His Helping Hands has no sofas.

“I have been here 8 years and I have never seen where we don’t have any sofas in here,” he said.

The non-profit is also in need of dressers, beds, kitchen tables, end tables and chairs. Dohm said he hopes the public will be willing to donate.

“I would imagine a lot of families in Wichita have a lot of things sitting around their house or their garage or their attic or whatever that are not being used, so if they are not using those things we can re-purpose those and give them to people who have a need at this particular point in time,” Dohm said.

His Helping Hands is open:
Monday through Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm,
Friday, 9 am – 4 pm.

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