Tornado Victim Help Resource Sheet


Minnesota Helps - 
North Minneapolis Recovery Fund 

$1,150,010 provided to date to assist North Minneapolis residents

The Minnesota Helps - North Minneapolis Recovery Fund was created to provide for the short- and long-term recovery needs of North Minneapolis residents affected by the May 22 tornado. Funding has been distributed to the following nonprofit and public agencies who are addressing the housing and human service needs of residents who were impacted by the storm. 

North Minneapolis residents who have been impacted by the tornado and need assistance are encouraged to call the hotline at (612) 787-3730 to get connected with services and support. The hotline will operate between on weekdays between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday.


BASIC NEEDS - $226,284

EMERGE Community Development - $19,834
For costs associated with the Rapid Response Center and emergency support and to support ongoing tornado relief services throughout the summer. EMERGE’s Rapid Response Call Center received over 600 calls in four days – providing phone referrals and responding directly to assessment team requests to deliver emergency supplies/services including shelter assistance, meals, and transportation to 219 different households in the path of the tornado.

MAD DADS – $10,000
To provide basic needs, street outreach, counseling, and transportation services to those impacted by the tornado.

Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support - $115,242
The Disaster Recovery Center in North Minneapolis provided 2,200 households with emergency supplies

Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) – $35,000
To provide emergency financial assistance to families in the impacted zones. Grant will also support the restoration of PUC's offices that were damaged as a result of the tornado. 

Project for Pride in Living (PPL) $5,000
For emergency tornado relief efforts in the days following the storm in North Minneapolis. PPL provided services to residents in their Camden neighborhood affordable housing site. PPL provided emergency supplies, certificates for food, transportation, and urgent needs while also connecting them to other resources available.

Second Harvest Heartland - $31,701
To work with North Minneapolis partner agencies to provide food and basic needs to those impacted by the tornado. Second Harvest Heartland will continue to partner with both the Salvation Army and NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, Inc. by continuing food distributions to tornado affected neighborhoods.

World Vision - $9,507
For tornado emergency relief efforts in the days following the storm in North Minneapolis. World Vision Twin Cities' staff have distributed over 29 pallets of essential basic needs product such as personal care and hygiene packs, coolers, blankets, cleaning supplies, new clothes, and toys to 1,975 children and 542 adults in the tornado impacted areas in North Minneapolis.



Northside Community Response Team (NCRT) - $240,750
To support an overall management plan of human needs of those impacted by the tornado. As part of the NCRT response, over 20 nonprofit agencies in north Minneapolis are working in collaboration to provide a variety of long-term recovery services.

Jordan New Life HUB - $20,000
To assist residents with tenant/landlord work and mitigation services, and provide behavioral health support to adults and youth impacted by the tornado.


Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities - $30,435
Extend youth development programs serving youth and families affected by the tornado. The award will provide extended Club hours of operation to support 125-130 youth affected by the tornado, field trips, and meals to families affected by the tornado.

Family Partnership – $21,600
To provide mental health services to 300 children and 30 teachers in six locations, including three Northside Achievement Zone early childhood sites.

Kwanzaa Community Church - $35,000
To support the Trauma/Crisis Support program and increase the number of children, youth and families affected by the tornado served through its Summer Freedom School program.

Minneapolis Beacons Network - $35,000
Expansion of their Youth Enrichment Project services in neighborhoods in North Minneapolis affected by the tornado. Through partnerships with Minneapolis Public Schools Summer School, Beacons will offer programming to 200 youth and their families this summer by extending youth programming into August, targeting the neighborhoods hardest hit by the tornado.

North Community YMCA - $35,000
Expansion of summer program services and camp scholarships for youth impacted by the tornado. Support from The grant will provide a safe space for 125 youth that includes activities, breakfast, snacks, lunch and outdoor programming opportunities to give them a community based outlet.

Northside Achievement Zone - $35,000 
To support an Emergency Child Care Tornado Relief Fund, which will provide scholarships for licensed child care services to families impacted by the tornado for the duration of the summer. 

Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) - $35,000
PCYC will support families by providing basic supplies and transportation service throughout the summer as families recover from the aftermath of this crisis. PCYC will also provide safe spaces and programs for children and youth over the summer through the Summer Friends program.  

Shiloh International Temple– $25,908
To support a summer program for school-aged children affected by the tornado, and provide basic needs assistance to families.

EMPLOYMENT - $140,033

EMERGE Community Development - $30,881
StreetWerks Youth Program, to assist local residents affected by the tornado in North Minneapolis in removing debris and beautification efforts

EMERGE, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board on behalf of the NCRT - $50,000
To support a YouthCrew program that will provide employment through the summer for 150 youth from the tornado impacted zone.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board - $35,000
A youth summer employment program in the North Minneapolis’s tornado disaster zone that will allow youth to participate in a 9-week summer program where they can earn a wage, improve their reading and math ability, and gain life skills.

Tree Trust - $24,152
Youth job training program that will help repair and rehab homes and rental units damaged by the tornado. This experience will not only allow youth to earn a wage, but will also allow them to rebuild North Minneapolis and have a direct impact in their neighborhood.   


HOUSING – $235,000

Heading Home Hennepin - $100,000
To establish a short-term rental subsidy program to assist families impacted by the tornado. Funds will provide short-term rental assistance for those affected by the tornado.

Minneapolis Urban League – $25,000
To provide information and referral services to tenants and uninsured homeowners. Assist residents with landlord/tenet issues through a collaboration with Legal Aid and Volunteer Lawyers Network.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. – $50,000
To assist under-insured Northside homeowners in making repairs to damaged property with homeowners, volunteers, and 70 partner agencies (congregations and community groups) through NCRT.

Urban Homeworks - $50,000
The Northside Community Response Team, to make repairs to 30-50 homes and protect uninsured homeowners from further property damage.

Urban Homeworks - $10,000
Increase participation of Northside minority contractors in tornado response efforts and assist in their certification and quality control.


Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) - $35,000
To assist small businesses impacted by the tornado. The grant will support at least 150 businesses with the following services: technical assistance, pro bono legal assistance, assessment and repairs to property damage.