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Community Action Agencies

A network of 17 community action agencies offer assistance, such as food delivery initiatives, clothing, diapers, and addressing emergency and disaster needs. Find a community action agency near you. 

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Red Cross offers financial assistance

 The American Red Cross has financial assistance available for people whose primary home was destroyed or is unlivable due to the recent storms and tornadoes. If you have questions about American Red Cross financial assistance or other services call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

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211 - Multilingual Hotline

211- for resources in Iowa

  • Call 211
  • Text your zip code to 898211
  • Download the 211 App

A multilingual hotline is available statewide for Iowans who need resources. Call the 211 Language Help Line 1-877-558-2609.

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Safe Cleaning After a Disaster (CDC)

Take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones during your cleanup after a natural disaster.

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Save Your Family Treasures After a Disaster

With a little patience and prompt action, saving cherished photographs, letters, paintings and other irreplaceable objects is possible. FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution offer this detailed guidance in multiple languages to help you recover your family treasures from a disaster.

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Iowa One Call

Call before digging: The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) reminds anyone whose rebuilding efforts involve digging to call 811 or visit the Iowa One Call website for information on scheduling a utility locate before beginning a project.

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