Emergency Relief

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Emergency Relief Resources

Our southwest Iowa communities, as well as our neighbors in eastern Nebraska, are coping with heartbreaking loss and destruction caused by a series of tornadoes and storms that tore through the region on Friday, April 26. 

We immediately received inquiries on how to help. This page will be a primary resource for community members impacted and who want to assist. We will be updating resources and volunteer opportunities as they become available. Please check this page often for updates.


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If you are a community member impacted by the storms of April 26, find resources and information about agencies that can assist here.

References for those in need

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If you are a community member looking to help, find volunteer opportunities and resources on how to assist here.

References for how you can help

Tornado Relief in Adams, Adair, and Montgomery Counties

Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors and communities who have experienced damage from the tornadoes on May 21, 2024. Instantly, our western Iowa communities went into action, including communities who had experienced devastation on April 26, 2024. We are Iowa strong. If you want to support relief efforts in Adams, Adair, or Montgomery Counties, find opportunities below.

To Volunteer: Contact United Cajun Navy Iowa

To donate to Adams County Relief Efforts: Donate Here

To donate to Adair County Relief Efforts: Donate Here

To donate to Montgomery County Relief Efforts: Donate Here


Donate to the emergency relief fundS

The Community Foundation for Western Iowa is here to support our southwest Iowa communities in gathering donations through the Southwest Iowa Emergency Relief Fund. Donations to the fund will support Iowa nonprofit partners, communities, disaster relief organizations, and public health organizations who are on the front line of disaster relief efforts.

Southwest Iowa Emergency Relief Fund


The city of Minden, Iowa suffered catastrophic damage and loss from the April 26 tornadoes. As a response to the devastation, Minden residents created a fund this week at the Community Foundation to support efforts specifically for their community. 

The Minden Iowa Community Fund will support clean-up, rebuilding efforts, and future community betterment projects in Minden, Iowa. To support the fund with an online donation, please click here.

Minden Community Fund