Project Connect: Tornado Assistance Center will be open for tornado victims May 24
Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis are offering a one-day Project Connect: Tornado Assistance Center for county families affected by Sunday’s storms.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Services will be geared to residents impacted by the storm and will include:
- Emergency assistance such as financial assistance, Food Support replacement, clothing vouchers and emergency supplies.
- Housing and shelter resources.
- Mental health care for dealing with the after effects of a traumatic event.
- Legal assistance for issues related to the storm, such as understanding your rights if your rental property is no longer habitable.
- Basic health care, including help with lost medications.
- Voice mail set ups, internet and phones.
- Parent resources, such as crisis nursery and help from Minneapolis Public Schools to keep children in school.
- Identification assistance for lost birth certificates, driver’s licenses or other identification.
Bus transportation to Project Connect will be provided with trips every half hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (the last bus from the Convention Center will leave at 2:30) from three locations:
- The Family Assistance Center at 1025 Broadway St. NE
- Pilot City at 1315 Penn Ave. N.
- Cub Foods at 701 W. Broadway
Published May. 23, 2011