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WHERE TO SEEK HELP: Families, people affected by Tuesday's tornado


(WQOW) - For residents seeking assistance, the following resources are available:

  • Any residents in need of volunteer assistance to clear debris from the recent storm damage should call 2-1-1. They will need a name, phone number, and location.
  • The Red Cross center in Conrath closed on Sunday (5/21) evening. However, they will continue working with affected residents. If you have been affected and have not already been in contact with the Red Cross their contact number is 715-559-7365.
  • Anyone in the need of clothing, food, bedding or household furniture should contact:
    • Donation Center at Mosaic Center. Phone 715-458-5306
    • ICAA Connections Store in Ladysmith 715.532.7542
    • The Salvation Army is also available to provide assistance at 715.403.1285 
  • Rusk County Health and Human Services may be available to assist residents within their regular scope of programs. (715) 532-2299
  • Funds remain open for donations at Pioneer State Bank and Ladysmith Federal, both in Ladysmith.

Posted on May 17, 2017:

(WQOW) - Dozens of families and individuals are without a home after Tuesday's tornado tore through portions of Barron and Rusk counties.

If you were affected by the tornado and need help in the Chetek-Cameron and Conrath areas, or if you are looking for a loved one, several agencies and businesses in Barron and Rusk counties are offering free services:

Red's Chetek Restaurant is offering free pizzas and delivery to families and individuals impacted.

  • Red's Chetek Restaurant -- 121 Lakeview Drive in Chetek; call the business at 715-924-3100 or text Marissa Romsos, the general manager, at 715-790-1107.

Call the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-7333-2767), and press "0" to be connected with a Red Cross representative for disaster relief.

  • Mosaic Telecom; 401 South 1st Street, Cameron, Wis.; phone number: 715-458-5400
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church; W7242 County Road G, Conrath, Wis.; phone number: 715-644-5230

The Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School/Middle School's kitchen is open for people affected by the tornado. There is hot food and beverages for those in need.

If you need counseling or mental health services, as well as children and public health services, see below:

  • Rusk County Health and Human Services Department; 311 E. Miner Avenue, Ladysmith, Wis.; phone number: 715-532-2299

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