In this time of crisis, Lincoln County and the surrounding areas have been banding together to support the cause.
There has been an overwhelming amount of volunteers helping with things such as sandbagging, both filling and placing bags, food donations, evacuations and health care related tasks.
A few of the many donation efforts have come from Big Sticky’s, Barbeque, Honey Badger Grill, Chick-Fil-A and several other local and regional establishments.
The response from community and county has been wide-spread, and below are a few initiatives by local groups and businesses.
On June 7, Sami’s Family Restaurant and Banquet Center hosted a Flood Relief Benefit.
They partnered with Lincoln County Flood Victim Relief Fund, hosted by Lincoln County Prosecutor Mike Wood.
Also on Friday the 7, Bubba’s Barbecue in Elsberry offered free meals to those in need and accepted donations for those affected.
They collected donations of non-perishable food items that were given to the Winfield Food Pantry.
On June 12, the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln County Prosecutor Mike Wood are putting on a Rattling the Cans Happy Hour event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Troy Chamber of Commerce. The event is an opportunity to bring non-perishable food donations for those affected by the flooding.
On Saturday June 15, from 1-4 p.m. 360 Equine Solutions and Willowbrooke Farms in O’Fallon will be hosting a fundraiser for flood relief.
The event will be at 360 Equine Solutions at 2137 St. Paul Road in O’Fallon and will feature horse rides, horse grooming, crafts and activities for kids.
It is a free event and all donations will go directly to helping those affected by the flood.
If you are a small business owner, or a large one for that matter, and want to donate in any way at all, whether that be with volunteer time or tangible resources such as food, reach out to the Troy Chamber of Commerce, to the Lincoln County Emergency Management Service, the Red Cross or to Mike Wood’s office.
There is also a GoFundMe page set up for donations, which can be found at www.gofundme.com/f/flood-relief-for-lincoln-county-missourians.