Early on Monday, August 10, 2020, a series of powerful thunderstorms known as a derecho swept across the Midwest, beginning first in southeastern South Dakota and moving east to Iowa and then the southern Great Lakes region. As defined by the National Weather Service, a derecho is a wide-spread, long-lived windstorm, usually accompanied by rain and thunderstorms, and can often carry the strength of a tornado.
Damage from the derecho has been recorded vastly across the Midwest region including South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, with the greatest impact in Iowa and northern Illinois where the highest wind speeds were expected to have taken place. The storm left millions without power, destroyed homes and properties, yielded significant damage to crops in the region, and several lives were lost.
To our donors and nonprofits, we are in the process of sourcing organizations that may be providing relief efforts as a result of the Midwest derecho. We hope to greatly expand our list of charities presented..
To nonprofits, if you are a 3- or 4-Star rated charity providing relief support; please complete the survey linked here for your organization to be reviewed for this list.
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