HOW TO HELP: Chetek, Wisconsin tornado cleanup, donations, and volunteering

In the aftermath of of Tuesday's deadly tornado in Wisconsin, the Barron County Sheriff's Office has created guidelines for those who were either affected or who would like to volunteer or donate.

To report storm damage or unmet needs call 211.

For people affected by the storm

A single location for those seeking assistance has been established in Cameron, Wisconsin. A Multiagency Response Center (MARC) will be available at Mosaic Telecom, 401 S. 1st Street, Cameron. Hours are Friday May 19, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on Saturday May 20, 2017 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mosaic Telecom Shelter has resources such as meals, shelter, Goodwill vouchers, and emotional support.


The donation center will be open on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9am at Mosaic Telecom Shelter

Donations will be accepted at any of the Mosaic Telecom Sites. Checks should be made out “Mosaic Telecom” and include “Disaster Relief Barron County Event” in the check memo line. At this time durable goods are not being accepted, however it is anticipated that will change once a list of needed items is created. That list is expected to be ready by 9 a.m. on May 21. 


Volunteers will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday (5/19), Saturday (5/20), and Sunday (5/21). Those interested can volunteer for all or part of these time shift as your schedule allows.

To volunteer, please report to the Volunteer Reception Center (on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only). This facility will be set up at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, located at 1618 20th Street in Cameron. This is located at the intersection of Highway 8 and Highway 53.

Please note that volunteers will need to be processed at the Volunteer Reception Center before beginning shifts. Please expect long lines and allow for extended wait periods.

Volunteers for onsite clean-up efforts must be over 18 years of age. All volunteers MUST wear closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirts, work gloves, bug/tick spray, and bring water.

You may also call 211 if you would like to volunteer or share resources.