This morning, Salem Mayor Troy Merry pledged to set up a fund to collect donations for flood relief victims. 

“I want it to be easy for folks to get money,” said Merry. “If they need $50 or $100, they can turn in information and we will make a short review and then get them some money. If they need something for their houses, I don’t want assistance to be tied up. I want 100 percent of the money to go to the citizens of Salem.”

Mayor Merry said every penny donated will be given to victims and vowed the process would be a streamlined it.

Clerk Treasurer Sally Hattabaugh has set up a special fund to collect the funds.

Checks may be made out to: Emergency Flood 2017 and sent to Salem City Hall, 201 E. Market St., Suite #101, Salem, IN 47167. 

You can also call 812-883-4265 for details.