Minnesota was struck by devastation in the afternoon on Sunday, May 22 as a severe storm and tornado tore through North Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs. Dozens of homes damaged, trees ripped up to the roots, roads blocked by debris, and an injured persons count currently totaling over 30 with one reported death.
You can help these communities affected by this tragedy by donating to either of these accountable organizations that are providing disaster relief in North Minneapolis; both organizations have been reviewed by the Charities Review Council.
Donate Now: Red Cross Twin Cities (view report)
Red Cross Opens Shelter at Minneapolis Armory in Wake of Storms...read more.
Donate Now: Twin Cities Salvation Army (view report)
Salvation Army On Scene of Storm Damage in Metro Area...read more.
Also, The Minneapolis Foundation has set up the Minnesota Helps - North Minneapolis Recovery Fund which will support the immediate humanitarian needs of the individuals and families in North Minneapolis impacted by the May 22, 2011 tornado. The Minneapolis Foundation, in partnership with United Way will provide a dollar-for-dollar match up to $200,000 (updated daily as more partners contribute) to rebuild this community. Find out more and make a donation through GiveMN.org.
Minnesota Council on Foundations is keeping a running tally of the grantmaking efforts to date in response to this disaster here.
Donating in response to disasters can be an emotional experience. The Charities Review Council offers the following tips on smart giving during disasters and how to exercise caution when responding to disaster-relief appeals...read more.