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Cargill Foundation gives $500,000 to flood victims

Published On: Nov 12 2012 05:28:12 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 12 2012 05:27:00 AM CST
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -

Community leaders in Duluth are announcing a $500,000 grant to help those still recovering from June flash floods that damaged 1,700 homes.

The Duluth News Tribune reports the grant announced Sunday is from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation of Eden Prairie. It's the largest single outside donation to help recovery efforts in the region.

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation says the money will go toward three areas.

Among them, it will help support disaster case managers for Lutheran Social Services, who act as advocates to help clients get their homes back to pre-flood condition. It will also help rebuild nonprofits affected by the floods.

Community Foundation president Holly Sampson says the grant will help recovery efforts surge forward. She says critical work remains, especially as winter approaches.

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