A Way to Help

I stopped to admire the marvelous fall colors while crossing the Lake Street bridge yesterday. Not so marvelous was the rapidly rising Mississippi River, at an unusually high level for late September, thanks to last week’s torrential rains.

If you’d like to contribute financially, donate supplies or offer help to people affected by flooding in southern Minnesota, call the United Way’s 24-hour hotline at 1-800-543-7709. Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Managment officials say that makes it easier to get donations to those who need them.