For people looking to help flood-recovery efforts, here are groups accepting donations and volunteers. Red Cross: Go to redcrossmn.org or (800) 733-2767. Donors also can text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or send checks to the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross at 2524 Maple Grove Road, Duluth, MN 55811. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota: Go to lssmn.org/disaster or mail contributions to Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, SDS 12-2054, PO Box 86, St. Paul, MN 55486. Put “Duluth disaster response” on the memo line. Carlton County: Wells Fargo is accepting donations to the Carlton County Flood Relief Fund. Donations can be sent to Wells Fargo Bank, 1502 Highway 33 S., Cloquet MN 55720. Bank customers can also donate by phone by calling (800) 869-3557. Duluth Parks and Recreation: Parks in the area will be relying partly on volunteers to clean up. To help, contact Cheryl Skafte at (218) 730-4334 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Chester Bowl Improvement Club: Meet at Chester Bowl on Skyline Parkway from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday for a general park cleanup. For more information, call (218) 724-9832. Superior Hiking Trail: To volunteer, call (218) 834-2700 or e-mail email@example.com. Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores: To help with trail work on Duluth’s mountain-biking trails, go to www.coggs.com and check the message board. United Way of Greater Duluth: Go to duluthmn.gov and click on Declaration of Emergency —City of Duluth Flood Emergency Information or go to volunteerduluth.org and click on “give help.” This is a centralized volunteer registration database that will match availability with areas that need help. Lake Superior Zoo: You can contribute to on the fundraising website givemn.org. Go to lszoo.org for more details. Twin Ports Bridge Festival: A volunteer meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Monday at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St., to announce details of fundraising for flood recovery at the July 7 and 8 Twin Ports Bridge Festival.
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