Clean up efforts continue in the Quad Cities after the derecho hit our area a week ago. There are still over 72,000 Iowa homes without power according to PowerOutage.US. Many of those without power are in Cedar Rapids where the storm seemed to cause extensive damage to the area.

I talked to a friend who lives in Cedar Rapids and he tells me many people living in apartment complexes are without power and living in tents without any resources. That's brutal.

If your tree limbs are at the curb and your fridge is restocked, consider volunteering or donating to Iowans who are still without power and resources. Here's how you can help with a list from

Venmo: @iowaderecho or @Iowa-GivingCrew

Paypal: or

  • You can give monetary donations through venmo (@iowaderecho) or paypal (
  • Volunteer and donate at 4850 Armar Drive
  • Sign up to volunteer here.
  • HACAP will take food donations and has been hosting drives to hand out food to those in need.
  • Volunteer or donate for their meals on wheels program
  • United Way of East Central Iowa is looking for volunteers
  • Accepting donations for food, shelter and cleanup efforts.
  • Donate through GoFundMe as they're making meals for those impacted by the storm
  • 100% of proceeds go to relief efforts
  • Shirt sales by The Shop Forward will give proceeds to recovery efforts.
  • Looking for canned food, monetary donation
  • Monetary donations to support relief efforts

Non-perishable food items and water are also needed.

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