DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Red Cross and Salvation Army are taking donations for those impacted by the apartment collapse in downtown Davenport Sunday evening.
Where can donations be made/dropped off?
Those who would like to donate to those residents can make donations through the Quad Cities Community Foundation or the Salvation Army.
Davenport Salvation Army will be assisting in the collection of donations for residents that have been displaced. Donations may be dropped off at 4001 North Brady Street.
Where can residents get help?
Disaster assistance loans from the US Small Business Administration are available for those impacted by the collapse at 324 Main St. They are low-interest and allow some relief from the financial disruptions caused by the collapse.
The SBA's Disaster Loan Outreach Center has relocated in order to be more accessible and better serve those impacted by the collapse. It's located in the Lincoln Center at 318 E. Seventh St. in Davenport. The center is open until further notice on Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gov. Kim Reynolds made a second request for federal help on June 20. She has yet to receive a response from the Biden administration.
Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster declaration the day after the collapse for victims to get help. The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200% of the poverty level. Those grants can be used for food, closing, home and car repairs and temporary housing expenses.
The City of Davenport announced it'll be providing displaced residents and businesses with funds to help them transition following the disaster. More than a week later, the council approved the funds.
Community and Economic Development Director Bruce Berger said those who lived in the building could receive $6,000 per household.
There were also some people displaced from their homes adjacent to the apartment building. Those folks will be able to receive $1,000 per household.
Businesses housed in 324 Main Street will be able to get $25,000 in assistance, according to Berger. Businesses in adjacent buildings may get up to $5,000.
Those seeking assistance will have to go to the resource center on Saturday, those details are above.
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