Providing Relief in the Wake of Iowa Floods

June 27, 2024 • United States
A residential street is flooding from the Big Sioux River along a Sioux City, Iowa, residential area in the Riverside community Monday, June 24, 2024. The Big Sioux River has crested at 45 feet, seven feet above a flood record set a few years ago in 2019. (Credit Image: Jerry Mennenga/ZUMA Press Wire)

U.S. Disaster Relief teams are helping hurting homeowners in the northwestern part of the state.

U.S. Disaster Relief

Samaritan’s Purse is deploying to Iowa where heavy rainfall has caused Gov. Kim Reynolds to declare a disaster zone across 21 counties. Rivers have swelled beyond historic flood levels, and waters have damaged or destroyed more than 1,200 homes.

Loaded with tools and equipment, Disaster Relief Unit #3 left our Wilkes Office and Warehouse in North Carolina today and is expected to arrive Saturday, June 29, in Spencer, Iowa. Located just over 90 miles northeast of Sioux City, Spencer is particularly hard-hit by the flooding and its local resources are not sufficient to address all of the current needs.

Our team prays before Disaster Relief Unit #3 departs North Carolina for Iowa.

In the coming days, volunteers will begin helping owners mud out their homes, tear out damaged drywall, and treat for mold suppression.

Volunteer with U.S. Disaster Relief

We are currently working in eight locations across seven states through our U.S. Disaster Relief teams. In addition to Iowa, we are ministering to hurting homeowners in Arkansas, Florida, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and in two Texas locations to provide relief from storms, wildfires, and floods. In each location, we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus to people at their time of need.

U.S. Disaster Relief Samaritan's Purse mobilizes and equips thousands of disaster relief volunteers to provide emergency aid to U.S. victims of wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In the aftermath of major storms, we often stay behind to rebuild houses for people with nowhere else to turn for help.

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