The recent floods and devastating storms have resulted in hundreds of families who are in need of help. You can help the victims of flooding and other disasters across the country by contacting the below agencies.

The Red Cross is providing Iowa flood victims with shelter, food, counseling and other assistance. Donate at 1-800-HELP NOW or en espanol 1-800-257-7575 or online.

Iowa Concern Hotline
Iowans who need assistance or wish to volunteer with recovery efforts should contact the Iowa Concern Hotline at 1-800-447-1985.

Des Moines Volunteer Registration
Polk County Emergency Management officials said Wednesday morning that so far they don't need volunteers to help with sandbagging efforts. However, the did indicate that there may be a large-scale volunteer effort necessary to respond throughout Polk County. Anyone interested in volunteering should begin registering now at www.unitedwaydm.org.

Volunteers will receive an email notification once opportunities and needs are made available. Residents without access to the Internet should call 211 to register their contact information. Volunteers will  then be contacted if they are needed and should be available to report to the Volunteer Reception Center as directed. Once at the Center, volunteers will be screened, given an ID and deployed to various locations in the most urgent areas of need. A Volunteer Reception Center is being set up to coordinate the volunteer response to the flooding emergencies in Polk County. The Volunteer Reception Center will be open from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. beginning Wednesday, June 11.  It will be located at the United Way Human Services Campus at 1111 9th  St, Des Moines, IA.

Rides For Volunteers
Wednesday: Yellow Cab and Capitol Cab is offering free rides to any person who will volunteer to help with flood prevention efforts downtown.  515-282-8111 for information.