Linn County Emergency Management has arranged for assistance from Neighbors Across the Land Disaster Relief and Recovery www.natldrr.org. They are affiliated with the Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council. Their primary mission will be to provide chain saw teams to assist the groups identified below. They will also assist with basement muck out and other tasks.
Their mission is to provide assistance to:
• Elderly (unable to complete the task without assistance)
• Low Income (Initially using same threshold as Iowa Individual Assistance Program)
• Persons with Functional Needs
Please call 2-1-1 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday to register for volunteer assistance. 2-1-1 will accept requests from all areas of Linn County – incorporated and unincorporated - that have been affected by the flash flood and wind events that occurred last week.
2-1-1 will forward request for volunteer assistance to the Disaster Volunteer Coordination Team from LAP-AID (Linn Area Partners Active in Disasters) which will be setting up operation in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) tomorrow. The Disaster Volunteer Coordination Team will match up requests for volunteers with offers from people wishing to volunteer.
For chain saw team requests, a site visit will be made by a team member within a week of the request to determine if the task is within the scope of their capabilities and mission. An authorization to perform the work will be required by the team prior to beginning any work.