With all the national news about the shooting and about Imus there is a local story that has been all but buried that I’d like to bring to everyone’s attention. NH similar to last year has been hit hard with flooding. Several communities need your help.
Merrimack had a number of homes hit hard by the flooding. Some had water right up to the top of the first floor of their homes. Andy was going to try to post some pictures showing how bad people were hit so I wanted to post the contact information of what people can do to help. In at least one case the family had just moved back into their home having had it rebuilt after last years flood. While I haven’t been able to make it out to help clean up the damage this year yet I can tell you from last year it was devastating. The pictures you see in the papers don’t even begin to cover what I saw. And when you see the families face to face who in some cases have lost nearly everything they own not once, but TWICE in just an 11 month period it breaks your heart.
You can donate through the Red Cross by calling 1-800-HELP-USA, please make sure to specify that you are donating for NH flooding victims though or the donation will go into their general funds and may not make it to local communities.
The town of Merrimack has set up a flood relief fund which you can send checks to:
Town of Merrimack
Attn: Flood Relief
PO Box 940
Merrimack, NH 03054
Checks should be made payable to: Merrimack Flood Relief
You can also call 603/424-2331 for further information
The Merrimack Lions Club is organizing a clean up effort Saturday, April 28. Volunteers will meet at the old Shaw’s plaza on Route 3 at 9 a.m. Wear old clothes, boots and gloves. Volunteers should be at least 16. Call Pat Murphy at 424-4354.
I would ask that if anyone knows the contact information for other communities that were hard hit who may also need donation to post the contact information below.