Help Needed for Families Devastated By Derecho Storm

On Monday, August 10th, Eastern Iowa was hit by a derecho (an inland hurricane) which caused major destruction here in Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. Families at our Hoover Unit were hit especially hard. Many families had damage to their homes or apartment complexes and have become displaced. We've compiled a list of items below that we're collecting to help our families have access to some basic necessities and will continue collecting supplies over the coming weeks. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please click here. Thanks to those who have already donated to our supply drive! We appreciate your support as our community recovers from the aftermath of this horrific storm.

  • Baby Food & Formula
  • Non-perishable Food
  • Boxes of Individual Chips
  • Ice
  • Tents
  • Batteries
  • Battery Powered Fans
  • Flashlights/Lamps/Lanterns
  • Garbage Bags
  • Dish Soap
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Paper Towels
  • Grills
  • Charcoal
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Chainsaw Chains
  • Hygiene Products
    • Feminine Products
    • Soap & Shampoo
    • Wipes
    • Deodorant
    • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • New Pillows & Pillow Cases
  • New Twin Size Bed Sheets/Blankets
  • Card Games/Board Games/Art Supplies
  • Food & Gas Cards
  • Disposable Phones & Chargers