Giving back: Businesses offer help following storm

Sept. 11, 2019

The worst of times often brings out the best in others. Several Sioux Falls businesses are stepping up to do what they can to help others dealing with the fallout from the tornadoes and strong winds Tuesday. We will update this story as new information becomes available.

The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship welcomes anyone who needs a place to work today. The business incubator at 2329 N. Career Ave. is open until 5:30 p.m. “Wi-Fi, office and meeting space, coffee, full kitchen and even shower facilities! All free.”

Dress for Success is willing to help anyone in need of clothes following the impact of the storm. Please call 605-610-0665.

U-Haul Co. of Fargo is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to Sioux Falls residents who were affected by Tuesday night’s storm. For information about the disaster-relief program, contact one of the U-Haul locations in Sioux Falls at 605-339-0750 or 605-231-4078.

Storyteller Media is offering to take new portraits for those who have lost family photos in the storm. To learn more, click here.

Tonight through Sunday, Carpenter Bar and The Treasury at Hotel on Phillips will be donating all of the proceeds from every Dark & Stormy drink to the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation’s Tornado Recovery Fund. The 100-year-old classic cocktail combined dark rum, ginger beer and limes to resemble a murky storm cloud.

Lupulin Brewing Co. is donating the entire proceeds from today’s sales in Sioux Falls and the original Big Lake, Minn., taproom to the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation’s Tornado Recovery Fund.

Fernson Brewing Co. is donating $2 of every pint sold tonight at the north-side brewery and the downtown taproom to the recovery fund.

Severance Brewing Co.’s “Pints for People” purchases for city officials and first responders are half-price through Friday. Customers can buy a drink in advance for those workers to enjoy at any time at the new downtown brewery.

Filly Flair is teaming up with Food Mama food truck to offer a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in front of the Furniture Mission, 209 N. Nesmith Ave.

Wine Time on Main is donating all proceeds from its wine education classes today and Thursday to the Sioux Falls Tornado Recovery Fund. 

Krav’n and The Barrel House will have a free hot lunch waiting for city officials and first responders today. “We want to say thank you for all the hard work in cleaning up after the tornado!”

Several restaurants in the Jones421 Building downtown want to make sure that those helping in the recovery efforts are well-fed today. Papa Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza will give a free meal to city officials and first responders. Boki European Street Food has a free meal for first responders. Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen is offering 50 percent off meals to first responders, and Intoxibakes is offering a discount to first responders, National Weather Service staff and journalists.

The Big Orange Food Truck is offering a free meal to first responders, those without power and anyone in need. It’s parked at 47th Street and Western Avenue. Fareway donated hot dogs and buns.

Shenanigans Sports Bar and Grill at 26th and Marion is offering a free meal to emergency crews today and Thursday.

Flyboy Donuts is offering first responders in uniform a free coffee and doughnut today at both locations.

Emer-GenZ Eats & Treats in Harrisburg is stepping in to help: “If you know of anyone in need of a meal, please let me know and we’ll make sure one gets to them courtesy of Emer0GenZ Eats & Treats.”

Gravel Road Blend, which is in Harrisburg’s 518 Marketplace with Emer-GenZ, will give a free meal to first responders in uniform.

Coffea Roasterie is offering a free drip coffee today to city officials and first responders at all three locations.

Smallcakes Cupcakes & Creamery at Lake Lorraine is offering anyone a free cup of coffee with purchase today.

First Christian Reformed Church is extending an invitation to its weekly fellowship meal tonight to anyone dealing with storm damage. The spaghetti meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 2901 E. 26th St. To-go meals also will be available.

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Giving back: Businesses offer help following storm

The worst of times often brings out the best in others. Several Sioux Falls businesses are stepping up to do what they can to help others dealing with the fallout from the September storms. We will update this story as new information becomes available.

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