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Mar 04th

Project Connect: Tornado Assistance Center will be open for tornado victims May 24--NEW BUS STOP ADDED

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Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis are offering a one-day Project Connect: Tornado Assistance Center for county families affected by Sunday's storms.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Services will be geared to residents impacted by the storm and will include:

•   Emergency assistance such as financial assistance, Food Support replacement, clothing vouchers and emergency supplies.
•   Housing and shelter resources.
•   Mental health care for dealing with the after effects of a traumatic event.
•   Legal assistance for issues related to the storm, such as understanding your rights if your rental property is no longer habitable.
•   Basic health care, including help with lost medications.
•   Voice mail set ups, internet and phones.
•   Parent resources, such as crisis nursery and help from Minneapolis Public Schools to keep children in school.
•   Identification assistance for lost birth certificates, driver's licenses or other identification.

Bus transportation to Project Connect will be provided with trips every half hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (the last bus from the Convention Center will leave at 2:30) from three locations:
*       The Family Assistance Center at 1025 Broadway St. NE
*       Pilot City at 1315 Penn Ave. N.
*      Cub Foods at 701 W. Broadway
*      Northwest corner of Penn and Lowry avenues


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