Grinnell Chamber

Derecho Recovery Updates

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Below are updates about the Grinnell community as related to derecho recovery. This website will be updated as often as possible but for most up-to-date information, please contact individual organizations or businesses. To submit information, please email

Click HERE to see the newest Derecho Recovery Guide.

DONATIONS: Click HERE for suggestions on how to donate to support the Grinnell community.

REPORT DAMAGES to property, roads, utilities, or any other storm-related information by filling out this survey. This damage report will be sent to Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management and will help in the possibility of further disaster declaration which could yield additional dollars and support to hard-impacted areas.
GRINNELL FOOD COALITION is still handing out grocery vouchers. Please reach out if you need help covering food expenses. Fill our the survey HERE or call 641-236-5518 ext. 109.


BRUSH DUMP is open every day during daylight hours through September 20th. Residents should take brush to the 20th Avenue site! Temporary sites have been created around town are for city use only to expedite their clean-up efforts.

LIMB & TREE CLEAN UP - final round of pick up will begin at 6am on August 31st. For more info, click HERE.

CONTRACTORS: The chamber always encourages the use of member contractors or area businesses. Click HERE to see a list of members. If you need to use a contractor from outside the area, please make sure they are registered with the State of Iowa. During times like this it is not uncommon to see scams. Visit to search providers or call 515-242-5871 to verify. Visit the Iowa Attorney General's website for tips on booking contractors.
Chamber Member Contractors:
Black Electric, Inc.
Wingerter Construction

VOLUNTEER NEEDS: If you're interested in helping out, City Crews are looking for additional folks to help rake parks, assist at charging stations, etc. Please call 641-236-2600 to inquire. Additionally, Public Health is in need of individuals to help clean refrigerators for homebound individuals. Please call 641-236-2385 to help.

DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT weekly many businesses downtown now have power. Please call ahead or check Facebook to confirm hours of operation.

GRINNELL NEWBURG SCHOOL have post-poned the start of classes until Tuesday, September 8th. The weekly update can be found HERE.
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