Please consider a donation in support of our 
Disaster Grant Program.

We are currently accepting applications to assist
with relief following the March 5 tornadoes and storms.

ICUF Disaster Grant Program

The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) supports Iowa credit union members who have been displaced from their homes for an extended period of time due to disasters such as tornadoes, flooding or fire. ICUF is able to provide assistance thanks to donor support and based on funds availability.

March 5 Tornadoes and Storms

We are aware of need coming from areas of Iowa in response to the March 5 tornadoes and storms damaged homes, businesses and buildings across Iowa.

ICUF's Disaster Grant eligibility is limited to Iowans who are members of an Iowa credit union, are displaced due to significant damage to their home and have critical financial need. Grants are limited to $500 per household. Submission of a grant application does not guarantee funding. If you have critical need due to displacement from your home, please contact your credit union for our grant assistance application. If you are unable to reach your credit union to access a grant application, please email us at info@iowacreditunionfoundation.org.

Other Disaster Assistance 

If you have been impacted by the March 5 weather, several organizations are offering assistance. 

Click here to read the disaster proclamation for Madison County from Governor Reynold’s office.

 

State Resources:

 

Central Iowa Resources:

  • The Salvation Army of Des Moines, Citadel Worship & Service Center

  • American Red Cross Central Iowa Chapter

    • Call 515-243-7681 for disaster relief assistance.

    • More information here.

Madison County Resources:

  • Madison County Emergency Management

    • Call 515-462-4255 for assistance.

    • Emergency services listed here for Madison County.

  • New Bridge Church in Winterset

    • 1305 W Jefferson Street, Winterset IA

    • This is the official donation location through the Red Cross – bottled water, non-perishable food items, and personal hygiene items are available there.

 

Iowa Department of Human Services Counseling

  • The Iowa Department of Human Services is making free, confidential counseling and support available to Iowans affected by the severe weather through the Project Recovery Iowa program. The program offers virtual and in-person counseling sessions to Iowans experiencing emotional distress such as anxiety or feelings of being overwhelmed. Iowans can access services through the following options: call 800-447-1985 to connect with a counselor specializing in rural issues and agriculture; call the Iowa Warm Line, 844-775-9276, to connect with a peer counselor or request to get in touch with a Project Recovery Iowa counselor (both are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week); or visit projectrecoveryiowa.org and complete a contact form and a counselor will get back to you.

Ways to Help:

  • The Des Moines register published an article with a list of organizations that are collecting donations to help survivors of the tornados.

  • The Madison County Chamber of Commerce has urged volunteers to call ahead to organize efforts to assist those affected by the storm: (515) 462-1185

Donate to this effort - all donations welcome!

All gifts made through this donation portal will be used for disaster relief efforts. 

The Iowa Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.