Volunteering: What you need to know if you want to help those affected by the flooding

Published: May. 1, 2019 at 12:12 PM CDT
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Those wishing to volunteer with flood assistance can do so by calling the Scott County Emergency Management Agency at 563-484-3086.

"Your skills will be matched with current locations needing assistance," officials said in a release. "Upon arrival at the volunteer site, you should anticipate having to sign in and provide your name. This is required in case the event qualifies for potential Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reimbursement in the future."

Those who own a business or those who are residents requiring volunteer assistance, you can call Scott County Emergency Management Agency at 563-484-3098.

Officials say the call center will be staffed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until further notice.

If you're looking to provide donated items, please contact the Salvation Army at 309-566-0305 or attend one of the organization's donation drives.

On Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3, the Salvation Army will be accepting donations at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.

The Salvation army will be accepting water, non-perishable food and packaged snacks, Gatorade and Powerade, new blankets, new pillows, towels, wash cloths and comfort kit items such as shampoo, razors, toothpaste, tooth brushes, bar soap and deodorant.

Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. They can be dropped off at the Belgian Blvd. entrance.