Obama makes appeal for flood victims

The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been financially fueled by a large group of on-line supporters who’ve been "small donors" — $5, $10, $20 checks that have added up to previously unseen levels of campaign cash.

This morning, Obama’s campaign sent a mass email to what campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor refers to as their "Midwest list."  Read it after the jump.  Perhaps there’ll be a "flood" of donations from Obama nation?

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the flooding in Iowa.

If you are able to assist in flood relief efforts, there are many ways to help your neighbors in Iowa. Here are some resources to get involved:

Call 2-1-1:
When you call 2-1-1, you can receive information on flood-related assistance, including road closings, evacuation and shelter information. Opportunities to help are available by zip code, so anyone can find out where to help near their home.

Iowa Concern Hotline:
Volunteer hotline for people who wish to help in recovery efforts.

Iowa City Flood Hotline:

Johnson County Emergency Management:

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service Program — Cedar Rapids:

If you are not able to assist in one of these areas but would still like to help, visit the American Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org) to donate to their relief efforts or find out how to get involved.


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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.