Flood Recovery Fund Launches

In an effort to help Sioux Falls homeowners’ recover from water damage, the City of Sioux Falls and the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation have partnered on a Flood Recovery Fund.

As a trusted entity in the community, the Community Foundation will ensure funds get to those in need as they recover from this week’s flooding event.

“We’ve rallied this community around a ‘One Sioux Falls’ message, and that means helping our neighbors in need,” said Mayor Paul TenHaken. “Through the Flood Recovery Fund, we can help our fellow citizens impacted with property damage from this challenging and unique weather event. Donations of any size will help our community.”

Donations are being accepted at the Community Foundation office at 200 North Cherapa Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, or online at www.sfacf.org. All donations are tax deductible.

“Here, we center our work around fostering a culture of giving and overall care for our neighbors,” said Community Foundation President Andy Patterson. “Following this storm, which has caused significant damage for so many in our community, we're proud to be able to do what we can to help our neighbors in need during this difficult time.”

The Unmet Needs Committee, consisting of representatives from organizations such as the Red Cross, Lutheran Social Services, Helpline Center, and Interlakes Area Action Program, will evaluate applications for assistance so that funds are provided to those with proven and impactful needs unmet by insurance and state or federal assistance. Details on the request for funds will be announced in the coming days.

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