Flood Help

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A number of communities in United Way of Northeastern Minnesota's service area have been affected by severe weather and flooding recently.

Need help?

UWNEMN’s 2024 Flood Recovery fund can provide up to $1,500 to assist local individuals with flood related bills, replace appliances, or purchase building materials.

To qualify for this funding, individuals/families must:

  • Live or work in UWNEMN’s service territory.
  • Have incurred damage to their home or property due to flooding in June 2024.
  • Complete an application in full and provide all required verification documentation.

Please note that completing this application does not guarantee funding. If your application is approved, please keep in mind that this is a one-time grant opportunity with a maximum distribution of $1,500, though distributed amounts will vary based on a number of objective factors as we weigh the amount of funding we have to distribute and the number of requests we receive.

Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, please allow five (5) business days for your application to be reviewed.

Questions? Contact UWNEMN Community Impact Director Crystal Royer at 218-215-2420 or crystal@unitedwaynemn.org.


UWNEMN can also help individuals impacted in the following ways:

Other entities providing resources include:

  • 2-1-1
    • Call 24/7 to connect with trained individuals with access to a database of resources specific to your needs and circumstances.
  • American Red Cross - 844-292-7677
    • Can help with a variety of needs.
    • Call to share your circumstances and see how they can help!
  • Cooks Lions Flood Recovery Donation Center - 612-213-7603 or 218-348-1844
    • Can provide household appliances, furniture, kitchen items, towels, and linens to those who reside in 55723 or 55703 zip codes
    • First come, first served, no holds
    • Open 10 am - 12 pm and 5-7 pm daily at the former Frank's Pharmacy (1 Vermilion Drive, Cook)
  • Home Cleanup Hotline - 2-1-1 or 218-288-2213
    • No-cost assistance with storm and flooding cleanup
    • All services are free but not guaranteed due to demand


If your home or business sustained damage from last month's flood, please fill out St. Louis County's damage reporting form so that assessors staff can schedule a visit. Depending on the extent of the damage to the buildings, there is the potential for some property tax relief, such as a credit or future abatement. If you've reported damages to your city, you still need to fill out this form so appraisers get the information.



Want to help?

DONATE to grow UWNEMN’s 2024 Flood Recovery fund so we can provide assistance to more of our neighbors!

To date, we have raised more than $60,000 to distribute thanks to the support of local individuals, the Minnesota Department of Iron Range Rehabilitation, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Twin Metals, Pohaki Lumber, Park State Bank, Range Association of Realtors and Z’Up North Realty.