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The Pioneer Press has heard from many residents that they want to help in some way. Here’s a list of places where people can donate and participate in cleanups after three days of civil unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The list will be updated online. If you have any updates about organized donation or cleanup efforts, please email email@example.com.
Here are some places to explore if you are interested in helping. These resources are also great places to turn to for help if you are someone who needs help right now. CLEAN UP/VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Minneapolis Clean Up – 11 a.m. Sunday, 1900 E 33rd St, Minneapolis
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Midway St Paul – 436 N. Roy St. is looking for volunteers from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday to help distribute donations.
Sanford Middle School is asking for 85 food kits that can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday in the school parking lot at 3524 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis. Donations should be in brown paper bags and they are asking the kits to include the following items: one loaf of bread, one package tortillas, one bag of rice, two cans of beans, two cans of soup, one small bag of apples, one bag of baby carrots, one box of cereal. Diapers or small jugs of laundry soap are also needed. Any extra food donated will go to local food shelves. Note: Organizers only want fully completed kits in brown paper bags to minimize contact and protect against COVID-19 risk.
Friends of Seward Montessori is also accepting PRE-ASSEMBLED food kits with same contents as those wanted at Standford Middle School. Bags can be dropped off at the Seward parking lot, located at 2309 S 28th Ave. Minneapolis, from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31. Drops can be made curbside so individuals don’t need to get out of vehicles. Those in need can pick up the food from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Community members also have plans to deliver food kits to families that can’t get there.
Sanctuary Covenant Church, 2108 Aldrich Ave. N., collects food and financial donations for families in need. Food items requested include: water, beef hot dogs (not pork), hot dog buns, hamburger patties, hamburger buns, ketchup, mustard and relish, paper plates, clementines, individual chip bags, individual snacks, napkins, hand sanitizers, grill utensils. Also accepting financial donation at https://sanctuarycov.org/give.
Pow Wow Grounds, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Needs sausage, eggs, pancake mix, bread, butter, peanut butter, potatoes, noodles, pasta sauce, meat, ground beef, lunch meat, presliced cheese, fruit, pop, juice boxes, snacks, protein bars
U.S. Bank, 1030 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis. Taking donations of nonperishable food items.
Pimento Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis Looking for water, milk, masks, gloves, medical supplies.
Little Earth, 2495 18th Ave. S., is providing groceries and meals to residents in need. They are asking that donations be halted for the remaining of Saturday as they are overwhelmed with response. They will resume accepting donations at 11 a.m. Sunday. One special request staff continues to hear from residents: coffee.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 436 N. Roy St., will be accepting and donating food and supplies from noon until 7 p.m. Sunday at 436 Roy St. N. in St. Paul.
Unidale Mall, Dale Street and University Avenue. Residents asked to donate diapers, wipes, formula, food, household supplies and hygiene supplies.
Eagan Open Door is hosting a Minneapolis Relief Food and Supply Drive, 3904 Cedar Grove Parkway, Eagan, from 9 a.m. to 3 Sunday. Food will be distributed to Minneapolis. Looking for nonperishable diapers, bottled water, toilet paper, formula, wipes, feminine hygiene products.
We Love Lake Street is collecting monetary donations to help rebuild Lake Street’s small businesses and community organizations. The effort is being organized by the nonprofit, Lake Street Council. Organizers assure that 100 percent of funds collected will help go toward small businesses and nonprofits in the Lake Street community.
The Neighbors United Funding Collaborative, a nonprofit fundraiser helping the Midway/Hamline Coalition, is helping the Midway + Union Park small business and nonprofit community rebuild the storefronts and repair the businesses in need.
Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition “Many of our local small businesses are being adversely impacted by the protests related to the murder of George Floyd. This coalition has joined together to help with the clean-up, in efforts to lower their unforeseen expenses so that they can get back to work and thrive. We will start with businesses along the Lake Street, Midway and East Saint Paul business corridors then allocate resources throughout the Twin Cities.”
Women for Political Change say people who need a ride to get to safety can text “TRANSPORTATION” to 612-492-1507.
Build up your own heat and then gently RELEASE.