Jasper County Resources for Derecho Storm Recovery

21 Aug 2020

Many parts of Iowa were affected when destructive, straight-line winds blew across the state on Monday, August 10, 2020. The storms caused extensive damage and power outages from central Iowa to east central Iowa and into northern Illinois.

Below is information on local and state storm recovery resources for businesses and their employees. 


Engage Coworking
403 West 4th Street North, Suite 210
Newton, IA 50208
Check the website or email for member information.

Computers/internet/Cooling Center

Newton Public Library
101 W. 4th Street S.
Newton, IA 50208
Call or email to check hours and to reserve a computer.

Capstone—Connection Center
306 N 3rd Ave E
Newton, Iowa
Open Monday, August 24, 8-3pm,
Also provides lunch and help with disaster relief applications.

Chichaqua Valley Trail Derecho Relief Fundraiser

The Chichaqua Valley Trail, the northern portion of which runs through Jasper County and the communities of Baxter and Mingo, sustained significant damage in the derecho storm.  The Iowa Bicycle Coalition and Friends of the Chichaqua Valley Trail have set up a Go Fund Me page and are taking donations for trail clean up. 

Click here for the Go Fund Me page.

Checks can also be made payable to "Friends of CVT" with the memo "trail clean-up".

Send to:
Friends of CVT
708 Jefferson Ave SE
Bondurant, IA 50035

Disaster Applications

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Assistance

IMPACT Community Action
515-518-4770 or 641-792-3008
Resources: applications for disaster, rent assistance homeless prevention Provides disaster assistance applications and help completing the applications.

Iowa Department of Human Services
877-347-5678 (Option 1) for Disaster Assistance Grant questions.
Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Application Form

Mental Health/Crisis Management Services

Capstone Behavioral Healthcare
Crisis Line – Your Life Iowa
Call: 855-581-8111
Text: 855-895-8398

Other resources

Jasper County Emergency Management for additional resources for households/individuals.
City of Newton Storm Updates webpage

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