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How to help after Northland flooding

For people looking for ways to help, here are other groups accepting donations and volunteers. Lake Superior Zoo: The zoo is looking for adult volunteers dressed in work clothes, with work gloves and shovels, to help clean up today between 10 a.m...

For people looking for ways to help, here are other groups accepting donations and volunteers.

  • Lake Superior Zoo: The zoo is looking for adult volunteers dressed in work clothes, with work gloves and shovels, to help clean up today between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Register at lszoo.org or come to the front office. You can also contribute to cleanup and rebuilding efforts on the fundraising website givemn.org. Go to lszoo.org for more details.
  • Red Cross: The city of Duluth is directing donations to the Red Cross at 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: Collecting donations to help with flood recovery efforts in Duluth and other communities. It also has made available its Camp Noah program, which is designed to help children recover emotionally from natural disasters. Go to lssmn.org/disaster or mail contributions to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, SDS 12-2054, P.O. Box 86, St. Paul, MN 55486. Put "Duluth disaster response" on the memo line.
  • Duluth Parks and Recreation: Parks and trails in the area will be relying partly on volunteers to clean up after the flooding. To help clean up Duluth city parks and trails, contact Cheryl Skafte at (218) 730-4334 or cskafte@duluthmn.gov . More information on the cleanup will be available on the city's website soon.
  • 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: Volunteers will be needed to assess trail conditions and help replace bridges. To volunteer, call (218) 834-2700 or e-mail volunteer@shta.org .
  • 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 for upcoming trail work dates and locations.
  • United Way of Greater Duluth: To help with recovery efforts within the city or surrounding area or assist on the rehabilitation of parks and trails, 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.
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