Volunteer center to help Mills County residents with home cleanup

AmeriCorps volunteers will be staffing a flood assistance site in Glenwood, Iowa, that will help residents with cleanup of their homes.

Staff will be able help people with assessment visits of their homes and will be able to connect residents with volunteer groups that assist with cleanup. These groups include Team Rubicon and Illinois Southern Baptist.

The center will be open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is taking calls at 515-444-2444.

Volunteers who would like to help with cleanup should call the volunteer hotline at 515-444-2390.

Flood-damaged churches, houses of worship can receive aid

Houses of worship that sustained damage from the flooding may be eligible for grants from FEMA.

The funding is for faith-based organizations that provide essential social services to the public. To be eligible, the damaged religious structure must be open to the public. The religious entity also must meet several standards, including nonprofit, tax-exempt status. The building must have sustained damage from the severe weather that occurred in Nebraska from March 9 to April 1.

Applications are due by May 20. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is conducting briefings. For more information, visit nema.nebraska.gov/

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