How to help tornado victims in north Minneapolis [UPDATES]

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A special matching-grant fund has been set up for NOMI tornado victims
Want to help the north Minneapolis victims of the tornado?

The Minneapolis Foundation has set up a specific fund for tornado victims called Minnesota Helps--North Minneapolis Recovery Fund that you can donate to online. Money donated to the fund will cover basic needs like food and shelter, as well as longer-term needs, including counseling and business support.

"We want this fund to be very responsive to the immediate need, and also look at the long-term need," says Jo-Anne Stately, director of grant-making and special projects at the Minneapolis Foundation.

Donations can also be made to the Red Cross of Minnesota, which has set up a shelter for tornado victims.

The Salvation Army of North Dakota and Minnesota served 800 meals yesterday from its mobile kitchens to people displaced by the tornado in Fridley, St. Louis Park, and north Minneapolis. They could use some extra cash, too.

Update #1: Cross Connections, 1823 Emerson Ave. N. is a volunteer effort coordinated by Urban Homeworks, Sanctuary CDC and Minneapolis Council of Churches. Volunteers sign a waiver and are given transportation and work assignments. If you are interested, please call Heidi at 612.529.6542.

Update #2: KMOJ Radio is accepting donations of non-perishable food items, clothing, and bottled water at the the lower level of its studios in the Five Points Building on West Broadway Avenue and Penn Avenue North. Call 612.377.3456.

Update #3: Dimension Sounds and Wilson Barbers, 1109 W. Broadway, are sponsoring a drop-off relief bank starting Tuesday from 11 am. to 6 pm. Non-perishible items only: canned goods, bottled water, clothing etc. Monetary donations will be accepted only for the Red Cross. Visit Wilson Barbers on Facebook, or call 612.558.5588 for more information or offers to volunteer.

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Screwminne
Screwminne

I say quit giving to these .org's who are doing nothing for people, they are for other .org's, or faith based groups, or established business , if your just some household who can't pay the deductible , or don't have insurance, your screwed, no fema, no local help for funds, no love. Yes there have been many, many donations but they are not getting to people.

ralphmach
ralphmach

yes, I have that little of respect for you Kirk that I call you by an even lamer name - Kurt.

ralphmach
ralphmach

Way to pat yourself on the back on Kurt. Jesus loves that. But you already know that right?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Hey, where where is Al Franken?Shouldn't he have visited the damage by now?

HmmmI'm willing to bet, if this were in Michele Bachman's district, Citypages would be running an article stating: "Michele Bachmann ignores her constituents at a time of need" Remember when Bush waited days before visiting the damage of hurricane Katrina?

In the spirit of the partisan democrat - "They must not care!"

Sending out the "Mark Dayton Soup Truck" to pass out food in that area.

Sparky
Sparky

Unless you are a politician.  Then City Pages writers will insist that you make a personal appearance.........

GnarlyDavidson
GnarlyDavidson

Ya know what? Screw you Kirk.  I understand the pleasure you get from trolling Citypages and defending Bachman.  I will even agree Citypages bashes her a lot.  I don't agree with your stance but you are free to defend her or bash the staff of Citypages all you want when appropriate.  HERE AND NOW IS NOT THE PLACE. This article had no political slant and is about helping the fellow citizens of our city in a time of need.  People lose their homes and belongings and you take it upon yourself to bash a publication which is only trying to help people with this post.  "In the spirit of the partisan democrat -"They must not care!"" - It is good to see you do care for all the wrong reasons.  Seriously shame on you.  Now excuse me while I donate to the victims of this tradgey regardless of their political leanings.....

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

I agree.  We have to help these people because nearly half of them are incapable and unwilling to help themselves. (the young, the old, and the welfare parasites of society)  Many of these people were victims of government hand outs long before this tornado touched down.  This almost is a blessing for this community.  It has brought them together and inspired them to help their neighbor like nothing else. And ya, I was down there by 5pm Sunday helping a friend remove a tree from the garage on one of the rental properties he owns.  While doing so, I also helped the neighbor lady clear some tree limbs and housing debris from their front walk so she could go in and out of the house. 

What kind of sweat did you break helping out?  Now, get on your Gnarly Davidson and ride!

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