Volunteer Help is still Available for Flood Victims

By KBJR News 1

Volunteer Help is still Available for Flood Victims

August 15, 2012 Updated Aug 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The United Way of Greater Duluth says that volunteers are still available to help flood victims.

The United Way urges people to ask for help if they have not done so.

Those affected by the flood can list their needs and the United Way will match volunteers for them.

Anene Jensen, a military wife and mother, was a recipient of volunteer help after the flood, says that asking for help takes courage.

"It is not a shot at your resiliency. Please ask for help if you have not done so. It will make you feel so much better once you cross that hurdle."

Jensen, had a hard time asking for help when her basement flooded and sewage backed up into her home. But when the fumes made her concerned for her family’s safety, she knew her situation was beyond what she could handle alone and she utilized the volunteer help offered through the Volunteer Reception Center, a partnership between the City of Duluth and United Way of Greater Duluth.

Those interested can go to their website and click on the Get Help button.