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Picture18.jpgLinn Area Partners Active in Disaster (LAP-AID) is a coalition of organizations who seek to increase resilience and minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters on the people, property, environment and economy in Linn County, Iowa.

Originally, LAP-AID formed in response to the flood of 2008 and was comprised of partnerships both new and old in order to re-mobilize collective resources to address the unmet needs of flood survivors living in disaster-impacted Linn County. Following that disaster, we continued to exist in an effort to strengthen and expand the network of response that was created to help individual organizations more effectively address their mission and service goals during all four phases of disaster.

Currently we share information, advocate for the most vulnerable, simplify access to service and jointly resolve disaster-caused human recovery needs.