Make a donation to help rebuild Lake Street’s
small businesses and community organizations.
The Lake Street Council (501c3) will donate 100% of funds to help rebuild Lake Street, starting with direct support to small businesses and nonprofits to help them rebuild their storefronts, reopen their businesses and serve our neighborhoods.
Or, consider donating to the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund hosted on www.gofundme.com or the Minnesota Freedom Fund who is helping to coordinate bail payment for protestors.
Resources for food, clothing, financial, medication
With current events, South Minneapolis is now a food desert (even more so than before).For the most up-to-date information on local food shelves and free meal sites, you can visit hungersolutions.org/find-help. This will take you to a searchable map.
With the loss of grocery stores and other damage affecting people’s access to food, clothing, financial assistance, groceries, medical care and equipment, and medication, the City is compiling this list of resources to help residents here:
Note: Information is changing rapidly. Please confirm the locations are still accepting or handing out donations before heading out.
Free, same-day prescription delivery from the safety of your home
Guidance for businesses, residents, and property owners about the safety of damaged buildings
Links for insurance tips information
The Department of Commerce’s Consumer Services Center (CSC) helps consumers with questions, concerns, or complaints involving insurance claims. The CSC can help consumers understand their rights, work with their insurer to settle a claim, and help Minnesotans make informed insurance decisions.
The CSC can be reached by phone at (651) 539-1600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
See PDFs for tips for filing insurance claims:
Protection of Businesses
The Minneapolis City Attorney has approved neighborhood funds to be used for protection of businesses. Items such as tape, plywood and fire extinguishers are an authorized expense in neighborhood strategies such as businesses development, corridor improvements, business improvement and general administrative funds. Items such as ammunition, baseball bats, or personal protection are not an eligible expense.
Contact City of Minneapolis – NCR, 612-673-2905 (office)