A wide swath of the central United States has been devastated by flooding and tornadoes. Affected states include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. These relief agencies are accepting donations to support victims:
American Red Cross
Another option is to text REDCROSS to 90999 to make an immediate $10 donation. Opened several shelters across multiple states and deployed hundreds of trained disaster workers to aid tornado and flooding survivors.
The Salvation Army
Sent a mobile feeding unit to support first responders and survivors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has assisted with storm cleanup.
Supports food banks in the affected areas and across the nation.
Volunteers of America
Assisting displaced victims who have been left homeless; contributions can be made to local offices.
More sources will be added as they become available.
A Midwest flooding discussion has been started to encourage those who live and/or work within the region to share your experiences. If you're not from the area but have dealt with similar flooding, you're invited to share any advice.
Midwest Flooding Discussion
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Flood Risk Management: Call for a National Strategy
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