Tornado and storm home cleanup hotline now available, extended



Several relief agencies are staffing a free Crisis Cleanup hotline for tarping, tree-cutting, debris removal and home cleanup from the recent tornadoes and severe storms across the region.

This hotline — 1-800-451-1954 — will connect those affected by storms with reputable and vetted relief agencies that will assist in debris cleanup and mucking out, as they are able. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the expected overwhelming need, according to a release from Lutheran Social Services.

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“We are offering this service to help facilitate cleanup by various aid agencies standing by to assist those affected by the storms,” said Aaron Titus, executive director of Crisis Cleanup. “Response times will vary so we ask residents their patience while the teams receive and organize their response to help.”

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The hotline, in effect through June 21, will not assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance or questions about FEMA registration.

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