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Resources for victims of the Duluth City Flood:
Contacts for Help
To register for Flood Assistance call 2-1-1 or go to United Way of Duluth. The following agencies are registered with the 2-1-1 system, or you may contact them directly:
- Catholic Charities Housing Counseling-Housing Assistance (715)394-6617
- Faith United Methodist, Cleaning Buckets (715)394-9608
- Salvation Army (715)394-7001
- St. Vincent De Paul Society, Cleaning Buckets/Housing Assistance (715)398-4039
- YMCA, Free Showers (715)392-5611
- Douglas County Health Department, Private Well Water Testing Kits (715)395-1304
- Red Cross (218)722-0071
- Free Flood Debris Disposal for Duluth (715)398-7222
- Free Flood Debris Disposal for Superior (715)394-0244
- Second Harvest Food (218)727-5653
Disposal of Damaged Property
WLSSD Begins Free Curbside Collection of Flood Damaged Debris Friday, June 29th!
Curbside collection of flood-damaged household items will be provided for three weeks through Thursday, July 19th in the communities of Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor, Rice Lake Township, Lakewood, Canosia, Grand Lake, Duluth Township, Solway Township, and Midway Township.
Only certain items will be accepted and they should be separated into the following categories:
Kitchen waste, spoiled foods, and other standard/hazardous/chemical household wastes will not be accepted in the special pickups.
- Mixed Waste (bulky items): carpet, padding, furniture, drywall, and other similar damaged materials.
- Electronics: TV, VCR/DVD players, computers, and components.
- Appliances: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, water heaters, stoves, dehumidifiers, etc.
- Vegetative Debris: sticks, stumps, branches, etc.
Area residents should contact the WLSSD Hotline at (218)722-0761 with questions about proper disposal.
Artists and Entrepreneurs Affected by the Flood
Information on The Artist Fund, and how local, professional artists who's work has been implicated by the flood may apply for an Emergency Grant can be found here. The Northeast Entrepreneur Fund is collecting information on the effect the flood has had on area small businesses so they might attain funding from FEMA and other resources to give aid to local entrepreneurs.
Please call (218)726-4793 for more information on this effort.
Did your garden get hit by the flood?
Thanks to a generous donation from the Interior Tomato in West Duluth, The Duluth Community Garden Program has FREE tomato plants available. For more information call (218)722-4583.