Assistance available for those affected by July 21 storms

DUBUQUE – A state of disaster emergency has been declared for Dubuque County following the July 21, 2017, severe storm system. This storm system caused severe weather, including damaging winds, heavy rains and flash flooding resulting in significant damage to public and private property and power outages resulting from downed power lines and poles.

On July 25, 2017, Governor Reynolds activated the Iowa Individual Assistance Program, which provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a maximum annual income of $40,320 for a family of three. The deadline for individual assistance grants requests is September 8, 2017. Disaster case management is also available to support individuals and families as they work to get back on their feet. There are no income eligibility requirements for case management, and it is available to all who have been impacted. Individuals requesting assistance should contact Operation: New View Community Action Agency:

Operation: New View Community Action Agency

1473 Central Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
563.556.5130
Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

The local Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) has an established Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC) to assist with this process, which is supported by the following partners: United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Operation: New View, Dubuque County Emergency Management, and the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association.

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque has established the Greater Dubuque Disaster Relief Fund to help storm victims and their families. The Community Foundation will work with the LTRC to provide funding for the services nonprofit and governmental agencies are delivering to meet the needs of victims.

If unused dollars are left in the fund after all the needs from the flood have been met, those dollars will be kept in the Greater Dubuque Disaster Relief Fund to be used in other emergency situations occurring in Northeast Iowa as needed.

Ways to Give

Online

Gifts can be made online with a credit or debit card at www.dbqfoundation.org/Dubuque-Disaster.

In person

Those who wish to help can give in person at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, 700 Locust Street, Suite 195, Dubuque, Iowa.

Via Mail

Donors can mail checks made out to “Greater Dubuque Disaster Relief Fund” to:

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, 700 Locust Street, Suite 195, Dubuque, IA 52001

The Community Foundation can accept gifts of various types including cash, check, stock gifts, and more.

For more information or assistance in making a donation, please visit our website at www.dbqfoundation.org, contact Jenna Manders, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque knowledge management director, at 563.880.9992, or email jenna@dbqfoundation.org.

The Community Foundation can accept gifts of various types including cash, check, stock gifts, and more. You can send your donations of cash or checks (made out to “Greater Dubuque Disaster Relief Fund”) to the Community Foundation at 700 Locust Street, Suite 195, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001.  You can also drop off your donation at the Community Foundation office located on the mezzanine level of the Roshek Building in downtown Dubuque. For more information or assistance in making a donation, please visit our website at www.dbqfoundation.org or contact the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque at 563.588.2700 or email jenna@dbqfoundation.org.

Press Contact
Hillary Baker
hillary@dbqfoundation.org
563.588.2700

About Us
Founded in 2002, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque strengthens communities and inspires giving. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Northeast Iowa by serving donors, making grants to local nonprofit organizations, and providing community leadership through convening and collaboration. Guided by the values of integrity, equity and inclusion, collaboration, excellence and innovation, we seek to ensure a vibrant and inclusive Greater Dubuque region with resources and opportunity for all.

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