Disaster Fund Formed for Victims of Killdeer Storm

KILLDEER – Just days after the annual fourth of July Killdeer Mountain
Roundup Rodeo, residents were confronted with a storm that hit without
much notice, and changed lives overnight. On Sunday July 10th, up to
3-inch hail tore through the Dunn County town of Killdeer, and left
historic damage in its path, homes, businesses, and cars.

Local observers said the next day, Killdeer resembled a “war zone” with
many windows blown out throughout the city, such as the Hill Top Home of
Comfort nursing home, who took residents into emergency mode to avoid
severe injuries. It’s almost a month later, and damage is still visible
and residents are still trying to rebuild their losses, and the drown out
process of insurance investigations.

Now a new Killdeer Area Storm Relief Fund has been created by The North
Dakota Community Foundation, to help those seriously effected by the
storm. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible, and the foundation will
waive management fees to contributors.

A committee of local citizens will recommend grant awards from the fund to
help the community recover.  Some of the funds may be granted to the
Lutheran Social Services Unmet Needs Committee, which provides direct
assistance to individuals approved for possible home repair assistance,
for homeowners impacted by the recent storm but who do not have sufficient
resources for recovery.

After insurance and all other resources are exhausted, verified
storm-caused unmet needs will be presented anonymously to the Unmet Needs
Committee by the Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response case manager.

If you wish to make a contribution to the Killdeer Area Storm Relief Fund,
please visit: http://www.ndcf.net or call the NDCF main office at
701-222-8349.

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