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Disaster Relief Information

If you were affected by the tornado that came through Marshalltown, IA on July 19, 2018, here is some information about disaster relief and resources available to the community. If you have a resource or service to add to this page, or if changes need to be made, please contact Katie Fink at 641-754-5738 ext. 2 or  kfink@marshalltown-ia.gov

Page last updated on: September 27, 4:40PM

INFORMACIÓN SOBRE EL ALIVIO DE DESASTRES

Si usted fue afectado(a) por el tornado que llegó a Marshalltown, IA el 19 de julio del 2018, aquí hay información sobre el alivio de desastres y los recursos disponibles para la comunidad.

Placarding of Residential Properties

September 14-20 the City placarded 53 residential properties that were identified as having structural damage by a Structural Engineer working on behalf of the City. Packets were posted which contained information about resources, which may be available to property owners. The following information was included/posted. Property owners with questions or status updates should contact the Housing & Community Development Department at 641-754-5756.

Residential Packet – Placarded Properties

Assistance with housing and supplies/ ASISTENCIA CON VIVIENDA Y SUMINISTROS

The Red Cross

For assistance from the Red Cross, call 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-RED-CROSS).

La Cruz Roja

Llame a la oficina central de Iowa de la Cruz Roja al 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-RED-CROSS) para obtener ayuda con refugio o suministros.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will return to regular operations at 107 W. State Street on Monday, August 6, 2018 beginning at 9am. All programs, social service needs, representative payee assistance and emergency disaster assistance will be done at this location. Individuals who sustained damage or lost electricity during the July 19 tornado who have not already received assistance are encouraged to visit the State Street office to receive disaster assistance. Individuals should bring a picture ID to receive assistance. Those individuals who have already received assistance through the emergency disaster program and are still in need of food assistance can visit our emergency food pantry at 1:00pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

financial assistance/ ASISTENCIA FINANCIERA

Iowa Individual Assistance Grants (MICA)

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program 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 $41,560 for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim. Application deadline for the Marshall County tornado disaster is October 29, 2018.

MICA will have a clinic beginning Tuesday, August 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church (enter on lower level) to assist people in applying for these grants. For more information about what to bring and what their hours will be, please visit MICA’s webpage about disaster assistance.

Subvenciones de Asistencia Individual de Iowa (MICA)

El Programa de Subsidios de Asistencia Individual de Iowa ofrece subsidios de hasta $5,000 para hogares con ingresos de hasta el 200 por ciento del nivel de pobreza federal o un ingreso anual máximo de $41,560 para una familia de tres. Las subvenciones están disponibles para reparaciones del hogar o del automóvil, reemplazo de ropa o alimentos y gastos de vivienda temporales. Se requieren recibos originales para aquellos que buscan el reembolso de los gastos reales relacionados con la recuperación de tormentas. La solicitud de subvención y las instrucciones están disponibles en el sitio web del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Iowa. Los posibles solicitantes tienen 45 días a partir de la fecha de la proclamación para presentar un reclamo. La fecha límite de solicitud para el desastre del tornado del condado de Marshall es el 29 de octubre de 2018.

MICA tendrá una clínica que comenzará el martes, 14 de agosto en la iglesia Luterana de Trinidad para ayudar a las personas a solicitar estas subvenciones. Para obtener más información sobre qué llevar y cuáles serán sus horarios, visite la página web de MICA sobre asistencia por desastre.

Disaster Case Management Program (MICA)

MICA will also be administering the Disaster Case Management Program. The Disaster Case Management Program is a program to address serious needs to overcome a disaster-related hardship, injury or adverse condition. Disaster case managers work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice, and referral to obtain a service or resource. There are no income eligibility requirements for this program; it closes 180 days from the date of the governor’s proclamation. For information on the Disaster Case Management Program, contact MICA at 641-752-7162.

Programa de Manejo de Casos de Desastres (MICA)

MICA también administrará el Programa de Administración de Casos de Desastre. El Programa de Administración de Casos de Desastre es un programa para abordar necesidades serias para superar una dificultad, lesión o condición adversa relacionada con un desastre. Los administradores de casos de desastre trabajan con los clientes para crear un plan de recuperación de desastres y proporcionar orientación, asesoramiento y referencias para obtener un servicio o recurso. No hay requisitos de elegibilidad de ingresos para este programa; cierra 180 días desde la fecha de la proclamación del gobernador. Para obtener información sobre el Programa de administración de casos de desastre, comuníquese con MICA al 641-752-7162. 

WIC Clinic (MICA)

The WIC clinic in Marshalltown, through Mid-Iowa Community Action was hit by the tornado last week. Luckily there were no participant or staff injuries. Starting tomorrow, they will be holding their WIC clinic at their administrative office building in Marshalltown 1001 S. 18th Ave. in Marshalltown. Their clinic number is being re-routed to the administrative office building (1-800-390-5293, 641-753-4816).

CLINICA WIC (MICA)

La clínica WIC en Marshalltown, a través de Mid-Iowa Community Action fue golpeada por el tornado la semana pasada. Afortunadamente no hubo lesiones de participantes o del personal. A partir de mañana, llevarán a cabo su clínica de WIC en su edificio de oficinas administrativas en Marshalltown 1001 S. 18th Ave. en Marshalltown. El número de su clínica está siendo redirigido al edificio de la oficina administrativa (1-800-390-5293, 641-753-4816). Parece que pudieron recuperar la mayoría de su equipo.

National American Legion Emergency Fund (American Legion members)

American Legion, Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members may be eligible for assistance through the Legion’s National Emergency Fund. Contact The American Legion Post at their locality (641-752-3612) or call 1-800-365-8387 for help from The American Legions National Emergency Fund (https://www.legion.org/emergency) Members have 90 days to apply. There are a couple rules, they had to be removed from their house for at least one night and a member in good standing with The American Legion, which means a paid 2018 membership. This is a benefit of membership in The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or The Sons of The American Legion. They can also contact The Department of Iowa American Legion in Des Moines at 515-282-5068 to ask about Temporary Financial Assistance.

Region 6 Planning Commission

The Region 6 Housing Trust Fund has funding available for emergency housing repair assistance to homes that were affected by the July 19 tornado in Marshalltown. Assistance may be able to cover the cost of emergency repairs, including improvements to roofing, siding, windows, soffits and fascia. With our limited funds, we may prioritize essential improvements like roofing. No funding is available for personal property items or rental housing. Eligible properties must be owner-occupied, and households must meet certain income requirements in order to qualify for the program. To find out more information and an application, visit the Region 6 Planning Commission website.

emergency repair businesses

The City Council has made a requirement for businesses offering repairs to homes and businesses due to damage caused by the July 19, 2018, tornado, to complete an application and register as an “Emergency Repair Business.”

There is no fee. The recently passed Ordinance requires businesses to be registered State of Iowa Contractors and hold Commercial General Liability Insurance in at least $1,000,000. In addition, individuals soliciting repair work must have license cards plainly visible on anyone, who, on behalf of the contractor, are soliciting work from the City of Marshalltown or any resident in the City of Marshalltown requiring the repair of, demolition of, and/or reconstruction of property in the City of Marshalltown which work is necessitated as a result of damage done by the July 19, 2018, tornado.

Completed applications may be submitted via email to clerk@marshalltown-ia.gov. Please include a signed application and valid certificate of insurance. Office hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

For a copy of the ordinance, application or to view applications for licensed businesses please visit the City of Marshalltown website www.marshalltown-ia.gov.

For more information call 641-754-5701 or email clerk@marshalltown-ia.gov.

FEMA

FEMA has granted public assistance for the July 19 tornado event in Marshall County. Public assistance provides funds to local and county governments and certain nonprofit organizations. FEMA denied individual and business assistance for the July 19 tornado. To learn more about the differences between public and individual assistance, please go here.

financial assistance for businesses

Disaster Loan Outreach Center

The Disaster Loan Outreach Center from the Small Business Administration will provide information about low-interest loans available to Marshalltown businesses and residents as a result of the tornado. The center will open on Wednesday, August 1 at 8am in the Fisher Community Center at 709 S. Center St. Their hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Interest rates can be as low as 3.61 percent for businesses, 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.938 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The deadline to apply for property damage is Sept. 28, 2018. The deadline to apply for economic injury is April 30, 2019.

burning/ incendios

Beginning Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:00 am, the city-wide burn ban is lifted and normal open burning regulations will apply. As a reminder, the regulations for open burning include:

– Hours allowed are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm or until dark, whichever occurs first, Monday thru Friday.

– Hours allowed are 7:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday.

– No burning is allowed on Sundays or City holidays.

– Materials that may be burned are limited to natural vegetation. Absolutely no garbage!

– If burning on the ground, a minimum distance of 50 feet from a building must be maintained.

– If burning in a covered container, a minimum distance of 15 feet to a building must be maintained.

– The fire must be constantly supervised by a competent person, equipped with a means of extinguishment.

Please use good judgment when it comes to wind direction and speed to avoid creating a nuisance.

Charging stations/ESTACIONES DE reCARGA

Electricity is available at the library during open hours for anyone who needs to charge their devices. Please bring your own charger with you.

La electricidad está disponible en la biblioteca durante el horario de apertura para cualquier persona que necesite cargar sus electrónicos. Por favor traiga su propio cargador con usted.

City Services/SErvicios de la ciudad

City Hall services have returned to their building at 24 N Center St. They will reopen at 1:00 p.m. on Friday August 24th.

Los servicios del ayuntamiento han regresado a su edificio en 24 N. Center St. Volverán a abrir a la 1:00 p.m. el viernes 24 de agosto.

community assessments

AmeriCorps workers will be going through the tornado-impacted area to assess needs of households affected by the tornado. For more information, please see this press release.

contractors/Contratistas

Following the tornado that hit Marshalltown the Marshalltown Police Department is warning citizens to be aware of scams.

While most contractors coming to help Marshalltown are reputable, some will not be. The Department offers the following tips to protect yourself from scams

• Research the business-Obtain the contractor’s name, address, and telephone number. Check with the Better Business Bureau, conduct a basic internet search and ask for references.
• Get several estimates and be cautious of a contractor who quotes a price drastically less than others.
• Do not make large payments in advance, be wary of contractors who ask you to sign over your insurance check or ask you to establish a line of credit with a local lumber store.
• Insist on a written contract detailing the costs, the work to be done, the starting and ending dates and any verbal promises made by the contractors.
• Consider paying with a credit card as this may give you greater protections to dispute unauthorized charges, which paying with cash does not.

If a contractor’s promises seem too good to be true, they probably are. If you believe you have been scammed, please call the Department as soon as possible at 641-754-5725 as this will give us a better chance to prevent further scams and apprehend those responsible.

Luego del tornado que azotó a Marshalltown el Departamento de Policía de Marshalltown está advirtiendo a los ciudadanos que estén al tanto de las estafas.

Aunque la mayoría de los contratistas que vienen a ayudar a Marshalltown son de buena reputación, algunos no lo serán. El Departamento ofrece los siguientes consejos para protegerse de las estafas

  • Investigue el negocio: obtenga el nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del contratista. Consulte con el Better Business Bureau, realice una búsqueda básica en Internet y solicite referencias.
  • Obtenga varias estimaciones y tenga cuidado con un contratista que cotiza un precio drásticamente menor que otros.
  • No realice grandes pagos por adelantado, desconfíe de los contratistas que le piden que firme el cheque de su aseguranza o solicite que establezca una línea de crédito con una maderera local.
  • Insistir en un contrato escrito detallando los costos, el trabajo a realizar, las fechas de inicio y finalización y cualquier promesa verbal hecha por los contratistas.
  • Considere pagar con una tarjeta de crédito ya que esto puede brindarle mayores protecciones para disputar los cargos no autorizados, lo que no ocurre con el pago en efectivo.

Si las promesas de un contratista parecen demasiado buenas para ser ciertas, probablemente lo sean. Si cree que ha sido estafado, llame al Departamento lo antes posible al 641-754-5725, ya que esto nos dará una mejor oportunidad de prevenir estafas adicionales y detener a los responsables.

County Courthouse

Marshall County Courthouse will be Closed beginning July 20, 2018 until further notice due to the July 19th tornado. 

 Most Marshall County Offices are now located at the Great Western Bank, 11 North 1st Ave, Marshalltown on the Second Floor or Basement from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – North Entrance

  • Assessor’s Office – 2nd Floor
  • Auditor/Recorder’s Office – 2nd Floor
  • Board of Supervisor’s Office – 2nd Floor
  • Central Iowa Community Services/Marshall County General Assistance – Basement
  • Planning & Zoning – 2nd Floor
  • Treasurer’s Office – Motor Vehicle – 2nd Floor – New Location 8/23/18
  • Treasurer’s Office – Property Tax Payments – 2nd Floor

The Public Notice Bulletin Boards are also at this location just inside the North Doors.

 Mailing Address will continue to be 1 E Main St, Marshalltown, IA  50158 

Please see specific information regarding the office you need below.  Note: phone systems are currently not all operational but we are working to get these restored as quickly as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.  Please watch for future press releases and our website for updates at www.co.marshall.ia.us.

 

Attorney’s Office operations are continuing in the Courthouse, however, this office will not be open to the public.  The County Attorney’s Office can be reached by phone at 641-754-6314 for questions or to schedule an appointment to be held offsite.

Board of Supervisors

  • Recovery Work Sessions will be held on Monday and Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Marshall County Engineer’s Office, 101 E Church St, Marshalltown until further notice.

Election Extended Hours at Great Western Bank, 11 North 1st Ave, Marshalltown – North Entrance

  • Wednesday, August 29th Open until 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 4th Open until 5:00 p.m.

Information Technology and GIS operations are continuing in the Courthouse, however, these offices will not be open to the public

Marshall County Courts Temporary Relocation 

  • District Criminal and Civil Courts; District Associate Court and Juvenile Courts; the Marshall County Clerk of Court and Cashier are now operating out of the Max Building at 101 South 1st Avenue. Fines and other court financial obligations may be paid online at iowacourts.gov or with the Cashier beginning August 29, 2018.
  •  Magistrate Court, Substance Abuse, Mental Health Commitments and Small Claims Proceedings will remain at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at 2369 Jessup Ave, Marshalltown, IA  50158 until further notice. (Note: This is 8 miles west of Marshalltown just off highway 30).
  •   Questions: The following temporary phone numbers are available for information about court proceedings or other court business:
    •  Clerk of District Court
      • Criminal Division-641-481-6870
      • Civil Division-641-481-6860
    • Jury Message Line-641-754-1606
    • Juvenile Court-641-481-6869
    •  District Court-641-481-1219
    • District Associate Court-641-481-0715
    • Juvenile Court Services in Marshall County call 641-753-3481, please check with your Juvenile Court Officer in regards to any court hearing.

Curfew

The curfew has been lifted as of Thursday, July 26. There are no more curfews in the storm zone area.

debris cleanup/Limpieza de escombros

Tree Debris

The City of Marshalltown Compost Facility, 901 Woodland Street, will accept tree debris.  Beginning Sunday, August 19, 2018, the normal fees and hours will be in effect. For more information about the hours of operation, approved bags, containers, and the compost fee schedule, please visit the Compost Facility’s website page.

Building Debris

Starting Monday, August 6, the Marshall County Landfill (2313 Marshalltown Blvd) will switch to different hours, M-F, 8am-5pm, and Saturdays from 8am-2pm. Also starting Monday, August 6, landfill fees will be reinstated for all loads coming to the landfill. Storm debris loads need to be covered. The landfill accepts building material, house debris, garbage, tires, appliances, batteries, motor oil, and scrap metal. They do NOT accept trees, brush, yard vegetation, dead animals, whole barrels, whole cars and hazardous material. If you have questions about what they do and don’t accept, please call the landfill at 641-752-0646.

City Pickup of Debris

The City of Marshalltown Public Works Department has been routinely picking up both vegetative and construction related debris, once moved to the street terrace, following the July 19, 2018 tornado. Notice is hereby given that after September 21, 2018 at noon crews will no longer pick up debris. Starting today, citizens will need to call and schedule a time for pickup if debris still remains. To arrange for City pick up, please call Public Works at 754-5734.

Demolition

All property demolition requires a Demolition Permit and must follow the Demolition Permit Requirements Please complete the application packet, indicate scope of work (demolish) and submit it to the Building Division which is temporarily located in the Marshalltown Public Library Community Meeting Room.

All contractors must register as an Emergency Repair Contractor.

Commercial buildings MUST have an asbestos clearance report as part of the demolition process. For a list of certified asbestos contractors visit the State of Iowa Workforce Development website.

For additional information related to asbestos or to report a violation visit the Iowa DNR website.

Demolition debris should NOT be placed on the curb for pick-up. It is the responsibility of the contractor/property owner to properly dispose of all debris. For disposal information you may contact the Marshall County Landfill.

department of human services (DHS)

The Marshalltown office of the Iowa Department of Human Services suffered extensive storm damage on July 19. DHS personnel are working out of the Waterloo office. Marshalltown/Marshall County residents needing DHS service can call 641.752.6741.

donations

St. Mary’s Hispanic Ministry

St. Mary’s Hispanic Ministry has started a fund that will be earmarked for some local families who have experienced much loss and damage and may not qualify for other funding sources. Help will be provided to anyone regardless of denomination, faith, or ethnicity.  Please send checks to: St. Mary’s Hispanic Ministry, 107 South First Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158; please note “tornado” in the memo line. An application process for those needing help from this fund will be announced soon.

El Ministerio Hispano de St. Mary’s

El Ministerio Hispano de St. Mary’s ha comenzado un fondo que se destinará a familias locales que han sufrido muchas pérdidas y daños y que posiblemente no califiquen para otras fuentes de asistencia financiera. Se brindará ayuda a cualquier persona independientemente de su denominación o fe, etnicidad o estatus migratorio. Envíe cheques al: Ministerio Hispano de St. Mary, 107 South First Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158; escriba ‘Tornado’ o ‘Alivio de Desastres’ en la línea de memo. Próximamente se anunciará un proceso de solicitud para aquellos que necesiten ayuda de este fondo.

Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA)

Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) is accepting donations for individuals and families needing assistance following Thursday’s tornado. Donate online: www.micaonline.org..

Marshalltown Area United Way

The Marshalltown Area United Way is accepting donations for individuals and family’s needing assistance. Find out more on their website: https://www.unitedwaymarshalltown.org/

Community Foundation of Marshall County

The Rebuild Marshalltown Fund has been established by the Community Foundation of Marshall County  to fund the long-term rebuilding efforts and community needs in Marshalltown. Donations can be made online: www.desmoinesfoundation.org/rebuildmarshalltown.

Marshalltown Central Business District

Those interested in donating specifically to rebuilding the Marshalltown Central Business District can donate: https://www.marshalltownmainstreet.org.

Farmer’s market

Cartwright Pavilion in downtown Marshalltown was damaged by the tornado, so the Saturday farmer’s market will be held at the Marshalltown Mall in the southwest corner of the mall’s parking lot.

hospital (Unity Point)

Marshalltown hospital on the main campus will reopen Friday, July 27 at 7 a.m. All services including the Emergency Department, surgery, cardiac rehab, laboratory, imaging and women’s care among others will be fully operational.

The Marshalltown Family Medicine and Multi-Specialty clinics will remain at the South Medical Park on Friday, July 27. The Family Medicine clinic will transition back to the North campus on Monday, July 30. The Multi-Specialty clinic will transition back to the North campus at a future date. The South Medical Park campus, including urgent care, outpatient surgery, wound healing and therapy services will resume normal operations.

UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Cardiology Clinic, which was destroyed during the storm, will be relocating to the north, main hospital campus Cath Lab space on Thursday, August 2.

JBS Employee Information/iNFORMACIÓN DEL EMPLEADO DE JBS

For updates for JBS employees, please see the JBS Pork – Marshalltown Facebook page.

Para las actualizaciones de los empleados de JBS, consulte la página de Facebook de JBS Pork – Marshalltown. 

Lennox employee information/ INFORMACIÓN DEL EMPLEADO LENNOX

  • The Marshalltown Factory will be closed until further notice. Please do not come to the factory at this time.
  • Find more information on Lennox International’s website. 
  • La fábrica de Marshalltown estará cerrada hasta nuevo aviso. Por favor no venga a la fábrica en este momento.
  • Encuentre más información en el sitio web de Lennox International.

Mental health

Center Associates

As the events of the 19th start to set in, should you feel the need to visit with someone or seek counseling, Center Associates is offering same-day appointments to those directly impacted by the storm. They can be reached by calling (641) 752-1585.

Lifelong Links

For seniors 60+, call 866-468-7887.

Triumph Recovery Center

The Triumph Recovery Center is temporarily operating out of the Central Christian Church (300 West Main Street). Their hours are Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.

Parking in the Storm zone/ ESTACIONAMIENTO EN LA ZONA DE TORMENTA

If you can park off street, please do so. We need the streets open for utility vehicles, emergency vehicles and public works crews. Please do not park near debris piles. Street crews are trying to clear roads and parking areas along the terrace. They cannot do so with the parked vehicles in the street. Thank you!

Si usted puede evitar estacionarse en la calle, hágalo. Necesitamos las calles accesibles para vehículos utilitarios, vehículos de emergencia y equipos de obras públicas. Por favor, no estacionarse cerca de escombros. Los equipos de la calle están tratando de despejar las carreteras y las áreas de estacionamiento a lo largo de la terraza. No pueden hacerlo con los vehículos estacionados en la calle. ¡Gracias!

Relief workers/ TRABAJADORES DE ALIVIO

Relief workers from many agencies, including CERT, Fire Department, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Agency, and others will be in town over the coming days. All workers will have identification.

Los trabajadores de socorro de muchas agencias, incluyendo el CERT, el Departamento de Bomberos, la Policía, la Agencia de Manejo de Emergencias y otros, estarán en la ciudad durante los próximos días. Todos los trabajadores tendrán identificación.

Summer lunch program/ PROGRAMA DE ALMUERZO DE VERANO

For updates about the summer lunch program, please see the Marshalltown School Nutrition Facebook page.

Para obtener actualizaciones sobre el programa de almuerzos de verano, consulte la página de Facebook de Marshalltown School Nutrition.

Supplies

Child Abuse Prevention Services

CAPS (811 E Main St) is now happy to offer an assortment of supplies and necessities including diapers, wipes, formula, non perishable food items, bathing and hygiene items, feminine care products, and some household items. These items are for those who were directly impacted by the tornado.

Marshalltown Community School District

The Marshalltown Community School District is accepting school supplies at the District Office (1002 S. 3rd Avenue). Three elementary schools were damaged by the tornado, but students of all ages live in the neighborhoods that were impacted. To view the District School List, visit https://www.marshalltown.k12.ia.us/parents/school-supplies-lists/.

Salvation Army

Salvation Army is taking clothing donations at their thrift store (232 N. 13th St.) and giving vouchers to those affected by the storm.

Trees

The city is spray painting numbers on trees to identify potentially dangerous hanging limbs.  The limbs will be removed, with the possibility that the entire tree is removed.

Volunteering

RSVP of Central Iowa is now assisting with volunteer management for the July 19 storm event.

Call the United Way office in Marshalltown at 1-866-469-2211 if you would like to volunteer, or want to request volunteer help.

You can also request volunteer help through this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/JfRLdgKC5DmlHzS93

Churches and Other Volunteer Individuals and Agencies:

If you are a group that has had volunteers in the disaster recovery, it is very important to keep records of who, how many volunteers, how many hours they volunteered and what days (dates). When you have these records, email them to kelder@marshallcountyia.gov (just scan and send) or mail an copy to Marshall County Emergency Management, 2389 Jessup Avenue, Marshalltown 50247

These records are kept for the purpose or keeping track of all volunteer hours. This will help with showing the state and FEMA (if they become involved) how many hours we have in volunteering, this all adds up to help our community! It is SO VERY IMPORTANT!

If you are registered through Red Cross or RSVP at the High School, they are tracking your hours.

Just a piece of paper with: Name, Group name, number of volunteers, time spent volunteering, what they were doing (cleaning up debris, feeding other volunteers, etc.) and the date.


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