Mid-West Floods: Disaster Response in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois
In the summer of 2008, back to back rain storms pummeled the Midwest causing some of the worst flooding in over a decade. The floods took the lives of 24 people, displaced tens of thousands and destroyed millions of acres of crops.
In response, Operation USA coordinated with the National Association of Community Health Care Centers, state and local officials, and state primary care associations to deliver emergency medical, shelter and nutritional supplies to the thousands affected by the storms.
Additionally, OpUSA made a series of grants to small family farmers to help them recover from the devastating floods which left many with no crops to harvest and to help them cope with the effects of the economic downturn.