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Donations for Minneapolis tornado victims continue

Efforts continue to help the victims of the May 22 tornado that ripped through North Minneapolis and other areas, with Comcast announcing this morning a donation of $50,000 cash and in-kind support to relief efforts of Minneapolis Helps-North Minnea

Efforts continue to help the victims of the May 22 tornado that ripped through North Minneapolis and other areas, with Comcast announcing this morning a donation of $50,000 cash and in-kind support to relief efforts of Minneapolis Helps-North Minneapolis Recovery Fund and the Northside Home Fund.

Comcast officials are making the donation this morning at the company’s regional technical training facility, 801 Plymouth Ave. N., in North Minneapolis.

And Minneapolis officials have removed from the city website a list of contractors prepared to help homeowners make repairs. Many of the names on the original list were unlicensed. The list was removed “a day after a top official with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry alerted the city to the problem,” reported the Star Tribune.

On Saturday, volunteers will collect non-perishable foods, hygiene products, gift cards, water and pet food from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2818 Washington Av. N., Minneapolis. The items will be distributed later by the Prayer Center, Shiloh Temple and other relief organizations.