After last week's incredibly damaging and frightening storms, many Iowans are still left without power or supplies and are in need of help cleaning up the damage in the area. Here in Waterloo and Cedar Falls areas we were luckier than some of our neighbors in other parts of Iowa. For instance, I met a mom at a restaurant this weekend who was from Cedar Rapids and came to visit her daughter at college because she had no power for 5 days and wanted to be able to take a shower.

We were very lucky and because of this many of us are looking at ways to give back and help our neighbors clean up their damage and restore their lives back to some semblance of normal. If you are looking at ways to help, check out our list of resources below (these resources were via KCCI & KCRG):

1. Iowa Derecho Resources Facebook Group: This would be the best first reference to look at in order to find out how to help!

2. Make donations to the Red Cross to help with disaster relief

3. Donate to the Salvation Army for disaster relief or you can volunteer to help

4. Donate to the Greater CR Community Foundation Disaster Recovery

5.  Volunteer to help through United Way

6. Donate to Feed Iowa First in order to provide fresh food from farmers to residents in need

7. Donate to Hawkeye Area Community Action Plan who are providing food and disaster relief

There are many more ways just like this to help out fellow Iowans recover from this disaster whether you want to volunteer or can only donate, every little bit help. You can find more ways to help just like these by clicking here.