2,000 volunteers set to help on North Side volunteer clean-up day

Thanks to the generosity of the community, the City of Minneapolis has reached its goal of having 2,000 volunteers commit to helping out Saturday, June 4 for the official North Side volunteer clean-up day. At this time, the City is not signing up any additional volunteers for Saturday, and only people who are already signed up will be able to participate in Saturday’s clean-up. However, folks interested in helping in the tornado recovery efforts can check with other organizations that offer volunteer opportunities.

The City of Minneapolis and many of its partners are working together to get folks back in their homes, ensure their safety, and provide the assistance and resources they need to make it through this difficult time. Support from the community has made a huge difference—since the May 22 tornado, thousands of people have helped in many ways in the clean-up and recovery effort, helping people on the North Side get back on their feet.

One of the ways folks can help is to donate to organizations that are helping people affected by the tornado. The Minneapolis Foundation has establishedthe Minnesota Helps - North Minneapolis Recovery Fund to assist with both short-term and long-term housing and recovery-related needs on the North Side. Tomake a donation by credit card, visit www.GiveMN.org or send checks for the recovery effort to The Minneapolis Foundation, 80 S. 8th St., Suite 800, Minneapolis, MN, 55402. People can also donate to the Red Cross at www.redcrosstc.org.

For more information about the tornado recovery in Minneapolis, visit the Minneapolis Recovers website.

Published Jun. 1, 2011