Editor:

Every day, I receive many requests from folks around the district needing help during this difficult time. Often, they need to know who to contact to assist them with a challenge they are facing. I thought it might be helpful to provide a list of many of the places where people can go for help with the link. I also want people to know that they can call me (319-462-5432 or 319-975-0006) if they have a specific question or concern that I can help them with.

Small business assistance (state): www.iowabusinessrecovery.com.

COVID-19 public hotline: For Iowans with questions about COVID-19, a public hotline is open 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431 (Espanol disponible).

Crisis Text Line: To access the Crisis Text Line, text “TALK” to 741741.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255.

Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233 or text “LOVEIS” to 22522.

Grab ‘n go school lunch: To find a location in your community go to: https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids.

Recovery rebate calculator: To see how much your recovery rebate will be, visit: https://taxfoundation.org/federal-coronavirus-relief-bill-cares-act/.

Food pantries: Find a food pantry near you at https://www.foodbankiowa.org/.

Childcare: Looking for childcare during COVID-19? Go to https://dhs.iowa.gov/childcare-covid-19 to find open spots or facilities.

Home energy assistance: To apply for assistance visit: https://humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa/liheap.

Governor’s office updates: For the latest updates from the Governor’s office: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov.

Volunteer opportunities: http://volunteeriowa.galaxydigital.com/.

Rep. Andy McKean

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