First thing first! If you are still in need of help, here is a resource that might be able to help you! Volunteer and Donations options too.
Official website of the Iowa Derecho Storm Resource Page
Donate: Looking to help but don’t have time or physical resources? They have three ways to give relief funds.
Volunteer: Looking for ways to help? Please use the form on the “I can donate” page. This will help others see what you are working with. THANK YOU for helping in our time of need!
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, along with many other areas across the Midwest, experienced extreme weather on Monday night resulting in extensive damage to homes and properties. Hundreds of thousands are without power and many trees are down as a result of the storm. God has called us to love and serve, and that is exactly what we plan to do. We will serve in Cedar Rapids from August 15th – September 5th.
If you can volunteer help, Volunteer with the EDOH crew. You do need to pre-register. at https://eightdaysofhope.com and click the BLUE VOLUNTEER button to get started.
Samaritan’s Purse U.S. DISASTER RELIEF
Cedar Rapids, IA Storm Response
Assist homeowners after the recent storm.
Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age or older. Youth, ages 14-15, must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian and youth, ages 16-17, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone unless the team is registered as a youth group. Youth groups may serve with Samaritan’s Purse and are required to complete a Youth Leader Covenant. Please read more information about our Youth Policy in the FAQ section.
Local / Day Volunteers: If you are local to the area, we welcome you to serve for the day. Please contact a Volunteer Coordinator at 828-588-5711 at least 24 hours in advance to be scheduled to serve. You will then be given directions regarding arrival at our host location: Hillside Wesleyan Church, 2600 1st Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405. Orientation takes place at 7:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will work Monday – Saturday, beginning Friday August 14, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.. Day volunteers will need to bring a bagged lunch, water, and hand sanitizer.