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Feb 08th

More than 1,200 people served during first day of Disaster Recovery Center

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More than 1,200 people have been helped at the Disaster Recovery Center located at the Farview Recreation Center, 621 29th Ave. N. in north Minneapolis. Organizers will evaluate the ongoing hours of the center based on the needs of the community in the first few days.

More than 300 staff and volunteers were on hand to help the residents and small businesses affected by the tornado who came out to the Recovery Center. The center provides basic essentials, public assistance, resources and information to people working to get their lives back to normal. The center is part of the continuing efforts of the City and its partners to get folks back in their homes, ensure their safety, and provide the assistance and resources they need to make it through this difficult time.

Some of the services offered include:

Basic supplies that may include as available tarps, toiletries, flashlights, batteries, diapers, etc.

Help receiving food support, applying for temporary family shelter, or applying for any general public assistance programs

Behavioral health services and counseling

Prescription/medication replacement assistance

Clothing vouchers for an off-site location

Help with public schools needs and questions

On site-child care while people who are using the center’s services


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