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University of Iowa News Release

April 14, 2006

Volunteers May Be Needed For Tornado Cleanup

As recovery and cleanup from Thursday night's storms and tornadoes gets underway, volunteers may be needed to help the university's staff, faculty, volunteers and student employees whose homes and property have been affected, as well as assist others in the affected communities.

UI Hospitals and Clinics is working with the City of Iowa City Clerk's Office to gather a list of staff, faculty, students and other volunteers who are interested in helping with storm cleanup, if needed. Email Maria Brown at and provide the following information (Brown will check her emails periodically throughout the weekend):

* Name

* Department

* Contact information (work, home, cell phones)

* Expertise (carpentry, electrical, etc., general help)

* Equipment you could use/loan

* When you would be available

Anyone with questions about this effort may contact Maria Johnson at 319-353-8464, Diana Lundell at 319-356-4303, or the Hospital Human Resources Office at 319-356-2008.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen J. Pradarelli, 319-384-0007,; Writer: Madelaine Jerousek-Smith