Barron County Authorities would like to thank the community for the overwhelming support, generosity, and offers to help with the aftermath of the recent severe weather event. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected.
Resources for Those Affected
- Please call 211 to report storm-related property damage or unmet needs.
- A Multiagency Response Center (MARC) will be available to those affected by the storms at Mosaic Telecom, 401 S 1st Street, Cameron. The MARC will be open Friday May 19, 2017 from 11am – 8pm and on Saturday May 20, 2017 9am – 4pm. The MARC will provide a single place for people to access community resources.
- Mosaic Telecom Shelter has resources such as meals, shelter, Goodwill vouchers, and emotional support. Shelter is located at 401 S. 1st Street, Cameron, WI.
- The Donation Center will be open to storm affected residents on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9am at Mosaic Telecomm in Cameron, 401 S. 1st Street, Cameron, WI.
- Monetary Donations will be accepted at any of the Mosaic Telecom Sites. Checks should be made out “Mosaic Telecom” and include “Disaster Relief Barron County Event” in the check memo line.
- Durable goods donations are not being accepted at this time. We anticipate accepting donations beginning Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 9am once the needs of community members have been identified. A list of needs identified by those impacted by the storm will be shared once available.
- Volunteers will be accepted from 8am to 5pm on Friday (5/19), Saturday (5/20), and Sunday (5/21). Those interested can volunteer for all or part of these time shift as your schedule allows.
- To volunteer, please report to the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC). The VRC is set up at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, located at 1618 20th Street, Cameron. This is located at the intersection of Highways 8 and 53.
- Please note that volunteers will need to be processed at the VRC before beginning shifts. Please expect long lines and allow for extended wait periods. Volunteers for onsite clean-up efforts must be over 18 years of age. All volunteers MUST wear closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirts, work gloves, bug/tick spray, and bring water.
- You may also call 211 if you would like to volunteer or share resources.
By working together, we can best help our neighbors in need. Thank you for all of the offers of hope, donations, and prayers. We would like to offer a special thank you to Mosaic Telecom for their continued efforts to support our community during this difficult time.