$500,000 Grant Helps Non-Profits, Individuals Recover After Floods

By KBJR News 1

November 11, 2012 Updated Nov 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM)--- A $500,000 grant will help to rebuild nonprofit organizations and assist individuals impacted by June's flash floods.

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation announced the grant Sunday.

The money is donated by the Margaret A. Cargil Foundation and will be distributed among three areas.

It will go to Lutheran Social Service's disaster case managers, who serve as third party advocates helping clients make recovery plans suited to their needs.

It will help the Long-term Recovery Committee address unmet needs of the Northland community.

Non-profit organizatoins impacted by the flood will also receive the grant money.

The president of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation says the grant is the largest single outside donation and expects recovery efforts to surge forward, especially with winter approaching.

"The grant from the Margaret Cargil Foundation will have a huge impact an really ramp up efforts of the Long Term Recovery Committee, of the resources that are available to the Lutheran Social Services Disaster Case managers and also the support that non-profit organizations need for both the physical damage that they have experienced as well as the increased services they need to provide,” Holly Sampson said.

Exact distribution of the money still needs to be determined and non-profit agencies will need to apply for shares.

If you still need help recovering from the flood, contact the following agencies:

For individuals:
Disaster case managers
(218) 499-9480
Flood Homes With Hope

For businesses:
Northland Foundation
Erik Torch, director of grants
(218) 723-4040

For area nonprofits:
Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
(218) 726-0232