Cherry Street Experiences Drought

Cherry Street Mission Ministries is experiencing a drought.   Proper emergency preparedness entails having 1 gallon of water, per person, per day for drinking only.  With algae already blooming in Lake Erie, Cherry Street needs to be ready to care for those most at risk in a water emergency.  If a water emergency were to take place today, the organization only has a five day supply of drinking water.  Experts in disaster preparedness suggest a 30 day supply for shelters such as Cherry Street.

Cherry Street is asking the community for assistance in donations of bottled water or monetary donations to purchase water.


  • Single use bottled water
  • 1 gallon jugs
  • 5 gallon jugs

Cherry Street sees nearly 400 people through one of its many doors, every single day.  While a decrease in donations is likely during the summer months, the need represented in the hundreds of individuals served each day, is the same throughout the year.

Monetary donations can be mailed to: Cherry Street Mission Ministries, 1501 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43604 or you can donate online at

All other donations can be made at 1501 Monroe Street, off 16th Street at the Life Revitalization Center building Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm.  If donors need to drop off outside of these hours or have questions concerning donations contact Sam Guidry at 419.214.3008 or at