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By Courtney King, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Many people are wondering how they can help with the tornado recovery effort. According to officials, donations are needed, not goods.

Greater Twin Cities United Way CEO Sarah Caruso said that, in addition to donating to the Red Cross and Salvation Army, citizens can make a contribution to a special fund that matches donations.

“We have put up $200,000 as a challenge. We are inviting everybody in the Twin Cities to challenge our grant and match our giving to help the residents in North Minneapolis.”

According to Caruso, there are three parts to a recovery effort that donations support.

“First we have to rescue and make sure people are safe and sound. Then we have to help them recover, which is really, how do they get back on their feet as quickly as possible? Then they have to go and live their lives for a long time.”

To participate in the Minnesota Helps-North Minneapolis Recovery Fund challenge you can visit givemn.org.

And make sure to check WCCO’s Tornado Resources page for further information on donations and cleanup efforts.

WCCO’s John Hines Interviews Sarah Caruso

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