$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.