$200k in matching grants offered to help North Mpls

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A house had a wall torn off on Sheridan Ave. Monday, May 23, 2011 after a tornado ripped through Minneapolis, Minn. Sunday. (MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson)

The Minneapolis Foundation and Greater Twin Cities United Way are providing up to $200,000 in matching funds on donations made to the “Minnesota Helps – North Minneapolis Recovery Fund” in the wake of yesterday’s storm and tornado damage which killed one person and injured 29 others.

All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $200,000 to help the residents of North Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Foundation and Greater Twin Cities United Way are each contributing $100,000. Donations are being accepted via GiveMN.org. For this particular campaign GiveMN.org is waiving its 2.9 percent credit card processing fee.

  • http://www.poornomore2008.com Donald (DJ) jackson

    Radio Bendicion a Minnesota Spanish and English speaking radio program 107.5 FM has teamed with Poor No More Inc a media development company to launch efforts to assist people affected by the Tornado in the North Minneapolis area, by repairing and or replacing vehicles that were damaged.

    They will be looking for matched funding to accomplish this project.