Monday, September 24, 2007

500 Flood Recovery Volunteers Needed

Although August's flooding in southeast Minnesota happened more than a month ago, volunteers are still desperately needed for recovery efforts. As mentioned previously, we will continue to get the word out to our members through our blog, Web site, newsletter and other means of communications about how they can lend a hand and provide the much needed support. The following is a note from United Way of Olmsted County:

United Way of Olmsted County is still working with government and interfaith and non-profit organizations to assure that people needing help in recovering from rain and flood damage get the assistance they need. To date, United Way of Olmsted County has deployed more than 1,700 volunteers across the region to help in flood recovery efforts. More help is needed. Currently there are more than 500 volunteer opportunities across the region available for flood clean up and recovery.

“As the weather turns to fall, those affected directly by the flooding of last month feel a heightened sense of urgency to recover and begin the rebuilding process. United Way of Olmsted County remains confident that the communities across our region will respond with their time and resources, “ says Karen M. Erlenbusch, United Way of Olmsted County president

Persons wanting to get help/give help in the City of Rushford, Olmsted County, Winona County are directed to register with United Way of Olmsted County’s website at

All persons in need of help are encouraged to register through the United Way of Olmsted County along with FEMA.

Registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Landline: dial 2-1-1
Cell phone and out-of-state: 1.800.543.7709

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