Volunteers sought for Mpls. post-tornado outreach

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota is seeking volunteers for outreach teams following Sunday’s tornado that ripped through north Minneapolis.

Starting Thursday, north Minneapolis outreach teams will be deployed by the university’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, in conjunction with city-led tornado relief efforts.

The UROC’s “Hand to Hand” effort will deploy teams of volunteers both morning and afternoon. The teams will go door-to-door in north Minneapolis to check in with residents, drop off food and household supplies and provide information about community resources.

Shifts of volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the UROC building in north Minneapolis.