Donations and Supplies
Here is a list of local organizations accepting donations and providing resources to those who need them.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The amazing folks who hosted the flood relief concert are still taking donations. These will be distributed as quickly and directly as possible to folks in need. www.driftlessfloodrelief.com/
WCCU Credit Union is accepting donations at all locations. Westby Branch 608.634.3118
They have accounts for donations for many communities, including:
- Bethel Butikk- Serving all impacted communities, based in Westby
- Crawford County Emergency Management
- Monroe County Emergency Management
- Richland Long Term Recovery Committee of Southwest WI
- Greater Sauk County Community Foundation Flood Relief
Bank of Ontario is accepting donations on behalf of Community Action Club. (608) 337-4406
River Bank is matching up to $5,000 in flood relief donations.
(800) 398-7901 or (608) 457-2100
Adopt A Family
Originated by one caring individual, Paula Pratt, it grew beyond her means to keep up and is now being run through Viroqua Church of Christ. Call them at 608-637-3549 between 9am and 1pm to connect family-to-family with folks in need.
Food and Meal Help
General List of Needs:
Bottled water, non-perishable foods. Ready to eat items such as fresh fruit and granola/ meal bars. Some folks lack refrigeration or cooking facilities. Help at meal prep sites is very appreciated- arrange directly with those at the site for needs.
Supplies, Clothes, Etc.
General List of Needs:
Toilet paper. Paper Towel, baby wipes, tissues. Spray bottles. Towels, wash cloths, socks, underwear, Depends, personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, body soap, deodorant and shampoo. First aid items such as band aids, iburprofen, Tylenol, allergy relief.
Cleaning supplies, buckets, vinegar, general cleaners, laundry baskets. Hand tools- dust masks, hammers, utility knives, pry bars, shovels, heavy duty trash bags, gloves.
Pet food & supplies
*Many places are full up on clothing and household items. Generous donations have poured in and met the immediate clothing needs. Right now many folks are still in recovery mode and not able to start rebuilding yet, they are mucking out closets and are not ready to refill them. Please check below for donation details.
Larger items such as ovens, washer/ dryers, sheet rock, insulation, etc. are being organized by Paula Pratt on the Coulee Region Flooding Clean-up 2018 Facebook page.
*Another great way to help is doing laundry.
Scroll down for a list of a locations accepting and distributing donations in each community.
I'm trying to keep this as up to date as possible but needs and resources are changing by the hour. Please send me updates!
Serving All Communities
Bethel Butikk 341 Black River Ave, Westby (608) 634-3473
Community Hunger Solutions 1201 N. Main, Viroqua. Call Jeanette (608) 606-9144
Resources in Impacted Communities
Bloomingdale Community Club, S2327 County Rd S, Westby, WI 54667
Open by arrangement
Food & supplies available.
Needs: water, ready to eat/ portable food (granola bars, etc.), toilet paper & other paper products
Village Office, 400 Depot St, Chaseburg, WI 54621
Food, clothing & supplies available.
Still needs cleaning products, dog/cat food, Hygiene items. Full on clothing & household items. Clothing needs have been met.
Village Office, 205 Anderson St, Coon Valley, WI 54623
Renita Williamson & Julie Nelson
Needs: Peroxide, Large sponges, mops, brooms, antibacterial soap, masks, Borax, boots.
Still no room for clothes, furniture, or appliances at this time.
Coon Valley Lutheran Church 1005 Central Ave. No clothing at this time please.
Supplies & Volunteers: United Methodist 125 Royall Ave, Elroy
Current Needs: Bleach, heavy duty trash bags, yellow Listerine, spray bottles. No other donations at this time please.
Meals: Grace Lutheran Church 226 Erickson St, Elroy, WI 53929
Kathy at 608 548-8885 or Deb at 608 479-1181
Community Kitchen 16381 WI-131, Gays Mills, WI 54631
(608) 735-4341 ext 7
Dawn McCann Dmccann@gaysmills.org
United Methodist Church, 212 W Penn St., La Farge.
The Cotter Pin 20671 WI-27, Sparta, WI 54656
Cashton Fire Station, 545 Front St, Cashton, WI 54619
Ontario Fire Station 205 State St, Ontario, WI 54651
Needs Boots and Heavy Duty Trash Bags. No clothing donations at this time please.
Peace Lutheran Church 112 E Center St, Readstown, WI 54652
Municipal Building 116 North 4th Street 608-632-4572
Needed in Readstown:
Easy grab snacks
Shelby/ La Crosse:
Viola Office 106 W Wisconsin St, Viola, WI 54664
Viola UMC Food Pantry accepting & distributing donations. Clothing needs are currently met.
Wilton Police 400 East Street, Wilton (608) 435-0046 Monday-Friday 8-4:30pm
Norwalk village hall
208 church street, Norwalk
Wilton Police Department 400 East Street Suite 201, Wilton WI