Where to donate to provide aid for flood relief in St. Louis

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After record-breaking rainfall caused devastating flooding throughout the St. Louis area, many community businesses and organizations are taking donations, whether that's supplies, money or volunteer time. Find a list of places to support below.

2nd Shift Brewing is taking donations for the Red Cross. Find details here:

The Humane Society is accepting donations here.

The Humane Society also has an Amazon wishlist.

Pizza Head is taking donations and volunteers are needed in East St. Louis. Find details in this Instagram post.

Donate to your local Salvation Army.

Donate to the Red Cross of Missouri.

Impact Life is accepting blood donations.

Steve's Hot Dogs is donating $5 for every T-shirt sold to Gateway Pets.

Help clean up the Stray Paws Rescue Facility.

Operation BBQ Relief is providing BBQ meals to people impacted.

UCity Schools for Displaced Families is seeking donations. Drop off at: McNair Administration Building (7700 Olive, 63130). Email communications@ucityschools.org to let them know what time you will be dropping off items at the front door.

Items they need: Blankets, sheets and pillow cases, pillows, clothing and shoes, cereal, pasta, beans and other dry goods, canned goods, snacks, paper plates, plastic utensils, personal products, pet food, pet toys, small toys or children’s books

Being without heat in the winter and cooling in the summer has become a serious community-wide problem involving real health and safety issues. These organizations are accepting donations to help: Heat Up St. Louis, Heat Up Missouri, Cool Down St. Louis and Cool Down Missouri.

Cooldownmissouri.org and Cooldownstlouis.org have launched an effort to help Missouri victims of the historic storm floods, earlier this week. They cover 44 Missouri and Illinois counties, and the City of St. Louis. They will be assisting residents impacted by the recent storm floods, who were experiencing difficulties paying their utility bills. They will expedite their applications and waive certain documentation requirements on its Ameren Missouri and public donation funding, with the exception of federal funding. The public can go online 24/7 at Cooldownmissouri.org or Cooldownstlouis.org for an application. After their last name, the applicants are encouraged to use the word, “Flood” or “Storm” which will help the two-state area charity move quicker in processing applicants, while funding lasts. For further information for those without a mobile or computer to access an application, please call 314-241-0001 for a Cooldownstlouis.org outreach site. All visitors must be masked.

Additional Opportunities for Missouri and Illinois Residents

In addition, The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Cooldownstlouis.org, Ameren Missouri and Spire Energy will hold a first time, “Cool Down Energy Row Experience” on Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the America Center in downtown St. Louis. Both charities will provide utility assistance using local and federal funding. They also will distribute free Ameren Missouri energy efficient lightbulbs and have drawings on brand new A/C units. Spire Energy will also distribute helpful items, as well. There is free parking. And for additional information, the public may call 314-241-0001.

There is no admittance fee to attend the annual Urban League Back-to-School Expo where flood victims can also obtain additional other free items, including free screenings, and school backpacks, for their children.

To donate to People’s Community Action (PCAC), contact: David Swingler (314)-305-9290 for food, or Monica Stewart (314)-367-7848 for energy assistance

To donate to the Community Action Agency of St. Louis County (CAASTL), call: (314)-516-2800

To donate to the St. Louis Area Food Bank, contact: Jennifer Kampmann (314)-292-6262