Red Cross helps flood victims in Nickerson, sets up service center for the weekend

NICKERSON, Kan. (KAKE) -

American Red Cross volunteers from across the country are in Kansas, helping in areas that were hit hard by the recent flooding. 

Volunteers set up a service center at the EMS Facility in Nickerson for area residents to pick up free clean up kits that include items like a tarp, bleach, sponges, and bug spray. 

Flooding victims can also apply for financial assistance based on a damage assessment. 

The items and money given out are donated by the American people. "It's not a hand out, it's not a loan, it's a gift from the people in America who see a need and they donate," said Randy Eldridge with the Red Cross.

Financial assistance can be used for repairs or for physical needs like food and clothing. 

The service center will be open Sunday from 10 a.m. -3 p.m.

The American Red Cross is always accepting volunteers, click here to learn more about volunteering.

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