Wish list with a purpose: give if you give a dam…

A dam has burst in my home state of Iowa, emptying a nine-mile lake and causing millions of dollars of damage for hundreds of families. Flooding isn’t exactly a new phenomenon for Iowa, but rarely does it lead to the loss of an entire lake.

 I’ll update this post as rebuilding projects are announced.

Get involved:

  • If you are in the area and have free time this week you can volunteer to haul garbage from private land to a public site. Call Lake Delhi’s flood volunteer coordinator, Barb DeKlotz is (563) 922-2058 or (319) 210-9378.
  • Nowhere near Iowa? You can donate to the Grant Wood Area Red Cross’s disaster relief fund on their website.

Video of lake emptying
NY Times article on the flood

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