Over $78,000 Awarded So Far to United Way Flood Recovery Fund

By KBJR News 1

Over $78,000 Awarded So Far to United Way Flood Recovery Fund

July 6, 2012 Updated Jul 6, 2012 at 12:15 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Donations from 10 different Northland businesses have already added up to $78,150 for the United Way Twin Ports Region Long-Term Flood Recovery Fund.

Benedictine Health System, Cliffs Natural Resources, Delta Dental of Minnesota, Enbridge, Essentia Health, Financial Recovery Services, Minnesota Power, RBC Foundation, United Way of Olmsted County
and US Bank have all donated money to help in the recovery efforts of the recent flooding in the Northland.

Beginning Saturday, more money will hopefully be flowing into the Recovery Fund as the Twin Ports Bridge Fest kicks off at the Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Saturday and Sunday.

Hometown band Trampled by Turtles will headline at Bridge Fest on Sunday.

The Northland's NewsCenter is also partnering with WDSE to put on a Flood Relief Telethon, Thursday July 12th from 5 to 7pm.

All proceeds will go to the United Way of Duluth's Long Term Recovery Fund.

The fund will be used to respond to needs not otherwise provided for by government or other sources. These funds will be distributed based on available resources and general need.

This means when a person has exhausted all other traditional means of getting support such as FEMA, state or other disaster assistance programs, they will be able to apply for help through this fund.

Voluntary agencies and local long-term recovery groups will identify and prioritize those eligible for assistance.

You can contribute to the fund by check to:
•United Way of Greater Duluth, 424 West Superior Street, Suite 402, Duluth, MN 55802.
•United Way of Carlton County, P.O. Box 250, Cloquet 55720
•United Way of Superior Douglas County 1507 Tower Ave. Suite 215 Superior, WI 54880
* Checks can be made to United Way but please make a note in your memo that the money is for Flood Relief.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns