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CEED and University Contribute to Tornado Relief in North Minneapolis

CEED staff helped design and conduct immediate relief efforts in the aftermath of the May 22, 2011 tornado in North Minneapolis. CEED@UROC research associate Lauren Martin, along with UROC colleagues Heidi Barajas and Alysha Price, worked with government and community-based organizations to coordinate a number of individual efforts. They designed a system, based at UROC, for University and community volunteers to provide information, food, and household goods to residents in heavily damaged areas. During the three days of this coordinated response, other CEED@UROC staff (Laura Potter, Lauren Stark, Braden Schmitt, Alisha Wackerle-Hollman, Tracy Bradfield, Scott McConnell) contributed their time and energy to restoring the neighborhood. However, North Minneapolis will continue to need recovery assistance for some time. If you would like to help, please contact Lauren Martin at

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