Area agencies and churches assisting with tornado victims

TIMES-REPUBLICAN

The Marshalltown Regional Partnership and Chamber of Commerce is providing the following information to the public regarding local services after the recent tornado damage to Marshalltown.

The City of Marshalltown offices are temporarily located at the Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W. Boone St. All city meetings and City Council will be held at the library. See the City of Marshalltown website for all city related communication, click on City News.

The Marshall County Iowa Emergency Management updates can be found on its Facebook page.

The Marshalltown Library has free computer access and disaster relief information. That information can also be accessed at www.marshalltownlibrary.org/disaster-relief-information/.

The Salvation Army is in neighborhoods providing food relief and other supplies.

The Red Cross is providing shelter and relief food trucks in neighborhoods. The shelter is located at the YMCA-YWCA.

Donations:

• MICA in conjunction with Iowa Grant Assistance is taking donations for victim relief online at www.micaonline.org. Low income families hit by this devastation can come to the Anson Elementary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. You must bring proof of income.

Nancy Steveson of United Way says its accepting donations for victims with 100 percent going to the families. They are also signing up volunteers at the Fisher Community Center, 709 S. Center St., online at www.unitedwaymarshalltown.org or by phone 641-752-4688 or toll free 866-469-2211.

• Democratic Offices, 30 W. Main St., accepting supplies and clothing donations.

• First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Center St., accepting supplies and non perishables, no clothing.

• Emergency Food Box, 109 S. Third St., accepting non perishables.

• First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Main St., accepting food only.

• Child Abuse Prevention Center, 811 E. Main St., accepting baby supplies, diapers and formula.

• Hope United Methodist Church, 2203 S. Third Ave., accepting household supplies, no clothing, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

• The central office of the Marshalltown Community School District, 1002 S. Third Ave., is accepting donations of school supplies, contact Andrew Potter at 641-754-1000.

The Multi-Agency Resource Center consisting of the Red Cross, The Salvation Army, the Emergency Management of Marshall County are coordinating recovery center activities at the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse. MARC closed at noon on Thursday. The Red Cross will be at the Fisher Community Center, 709 S. Center St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Food Supplies:

• The Emergency Food Box is open and providing food to storm victims. The House of Compassion Closet is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for those needing supplies.

• The Church of Christ, 1402 S. Center St., has non-perishable food for victims.

• The First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Main St., is a food drop off site.

Meals:

• Free hot meals are being served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for storm victims at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Center St. Showers and boxes are also available. Hot meals are also being served: breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Eighth Avenue and East Main Street. The House of Compassion is open for its regular dinner from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Miscellaneous services:

• The UAW Local #893 is accepting donations, both money and other items, for UAW members. According to Mike Ladehoff the UAW Local #893 will begin providing food for Union members on Aug. 5 at 411 Iowa Ave. W.

• For assistance with clearing your yard of tree debris from the tornado contact Mike or Shari Carsons with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief at 641-351-0821.

• To donate to support the community’s long-term needs, contact Dylan Does with the Community Foundation of Marshall County at 641-758-3028 or donate to the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund at desmoinesfoundation.org/rebuildmarshalltown.

• Jenny Etter is heading the Marshalltown Central Business District Downtown recovery efforts. Go to www.marshalltownmainstreet.org to make a donation.

• A debris dropoff is located at the corner of North Center Street and Grant Street, no brush accepted.

• Pet supplies, Happy Tails, 1006 W. Lincoln Way, Dr. Dragers, 507 W. High St., Friday and Saturday.

Household Supplies and/or Clothing:

• Hope United Methodist Church, 2203 S. Third Ave., is accepting and distributing clothes and household items for victims of the tornado. For more information, call Pastor Nan Smith at 515-460-5091 or email nangeske@yahoo.com.

• The House of Compassion Closet is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for those needing supplies.

• Child Abuse Prevention is offering diapers, wipes and formula for those family with small children affected by the tornado.

• Church of Christ, 1402 S. Center St., offering supplies.

• Democratic Office, 30 W. Main St., offering supplies and clothing.

Counseling Services:

• Center Associates, 9 N. Fourth Ave., call 641-752-1585

• Marshalltown School District, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at Marshalltown High School

• Senior 60+, senior assistance through LifeLong Links, call 866-468-7887