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National Gathering in Twin Ports on Philanthropy's Role in Disaster Recovery

Updated: June 17, 2019 09:22 PM

When disaster strikes, it takes the effort of a community to recover. And that is why people from all around the country are gathered in the Twin Ports to talk about the role philanthropy plays in a community recovery. 

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The group of 56 people first toured the Jay Cooke State Park Monday. They were looking at how the Northland recovered from the 2012 flash flooding and how the disaster has prepared the area for future incidents. 

The Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation is the host of the nationwide gathering.

"We are a community that works hard together," President/CEO Holly Sampson said. "We have all come together to really recover from the flooding in June of 2012 and these partnerships and relationships are what is important in building a better community."

The group will also make its way to the Duluth harbor to see how high water levels on the Great Lakes is impacting the shore. 

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