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How to help those affected by the Iowa derecho

Home damaged in NE Cedar Rapids
Home damaged in NE Cedar Rapids
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Venmo: @iowaderecho or @Iowa-GivingCrew

Paypal: or

Many people in and out of Iowa have been asking how they can help. There is a lot of cleanup, a lot of people without power, a lot of people in need of shelter and food.

People are in need of food due to lost power. People need help cleaning up their properties. Some people can't clean up because it's unsafe (trees on home, power lines on the property, etc).

Individual cities are looking for water and non-perishable foods if you can bring in donations.

Here is a list of resources where you can see what people need and send donations:

List of where to volunteer/donate across eastern Iowa.

Iowa Derecho Storm Resource Page on Facebook

  • You can give monetary donations through venmo (@iowaderecho) or paypal (
  • Volunteer and donate at 4001 1st Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids from 8 am to 7 pm
  • Sign up to volunteer here.

Drop off donations at Linn County Public Health

  • Drop off donations at 4200 C Street SW in Cedar Rapids from 9 am to 3 pm
  • In need of donations and drivers to deliver supplies
  • Sign up to volunteer here.


  • HACAP will take food donations and has been hosting drives to hand out food to those in need.

Horizons Meals on Wheels

  • Volunteer or donate for their meals on wheels program

United Way

  • United Way of East Central Iowa is looking for volunteers

Iowa Giving Crew

  • Accepting donations for food, shelter and cleanup efforts.

Operation BBQ in Cedar Rapids

  • Donate through GoFundMe as they're making meals for those impacted by the storm


Iowa Strong shirts

  • Shirt sales by The Shop Forward will give proceeds to recovery efforts.

Salvation Army

  • Looking for canned food, monetary donation

Red Cross

  • Monetary donations to support relief effort

Meal Delivery Assistance

Heritage Area Agency on Aging

Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank

Catherine McAuley Center

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CommUnity Crisis Center

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