2 On Your Side is teaming up with Valu Home Centers to help the residents in the West Seneca neighborhood that was recently ravaged by floodwaters that spilled over the banks of Buffalo Creek.
The flooding, the worst in this community in 35 years, damaged approximately 70 homes. Some of those homes were severely damaged. State officials hosted an emergency response assistance team this week to help residents deal with insurance and other major damage issues.
While the families deal with their insurance companies (although some residents don't have flood insurance), they also have to deal with the reality of the major cleanup effort in front of them. 2 On Your Side has been talking to residents about their needs, and how the community can help. Now, it's time for all of us to take action.
2 On Your Side is teaming up with Valu Home Centers for a "Clean-Up Drive" to help the flood victims. Now through January 30, you can drop off needed supplies at the WGRZ-TV studios, at 259 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, during regular weekday business hours of 8:30am-5:00pm. You can also drop off/purchase supplies at any of the 17 Valu Home Center locations listed below.
"Some people have lost everything there ya know and those are our friends, those are our families, those are our neighbors, those are our customers and we feel-- we feel for them-- greatly. and that's why we want to help out," said Douglas Wasiura with Valu Home Centers.
On Friday, January 31, the supplies will be delivered to Pastor Jason Drapeau of the Winchester Community Church, 909 Harlem Road, West Seneca. Pastor Drapeau will coordinate the distribution of the supplies to the affected residents.
Some of the needed supplies include:
• Sponge mops
• Blowers, fans
• Gift cards/gift certificates to purchase supplies
The locations of the Valu Home Center stores in WNY include:
• 45 South Rossler Avenue, Buffalo
• 3129 Orchard Park Road, Orchard Park
• 6170 South Park Avenue, Hamburg
• 5900 South Transit Road, Lockport
• 5433 Transit Road, Williamsville
• 620 Dick Road, Depew
• 1841 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
• 6001 Porter Road, Niagara Falls
• 4264 Delaware Avenue, Tonawanda
• 10378 Bennett Road (Route 60), Fredonia
• 4152 W. Main Street, Batavia
• 123 Grey Street, East Aurora
• 1365 Nash Road, North Tonawanda
• 262 Buffalo Street, Gowanda
• 11270 Maple Ridge Road (Route 31), Medina
• 396 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo
• 1216 Abbott Road, Lackawanna
• 4875 Transit Road, Lancaster
• 3275 Sheridan Drive, Amherst