Sunday, May 31st 2020
The curfew was extended, see link below. There will continue to be a strong presence by the National Guard tonight. There is so much you can do to help your community during the day, please see our previous posts. Please remember that residents going out after curfew are doing so at risk to themselves. Please stay safe.
Are you noticing that volunteer opportunities are full? Please stay engaged and be patient. Here are some ideas of how to help if volunteer opportunities are full:
· For clean-up, please look to more dispersed businesses away from Lake & Minnehaha to see if they need help. Please continue in the coming days and weeks to check-in and offer clean-up help.
· At food donation sites, please come back later today, tomorrow or later this week to donate. Food donations will continue to be a need for some time. or come back later today to help them put food away that was not picked up. Please go to
· Or go direct traffic that is getting choked up around donation sites (safely and with a visibility vest).
Many residents have reported seeing cars without license plates driving through our neighborhood and want to know what to do. Here’s what Andrew Johnson recommends: To report tips, contact the BCA at 651-793-7000 or the FBI at 763-569-8000 or https://www.fbi.gov/tips
Minnehaha Avenue Post Office
Retail operations are temporarily suspended at the Minnehaha Post Office, 3033 27thAvenue Ave s, 55406. Retail service is available at the Minneapolis Main Post Office,100 S 1st street 55401. Hours: Monday thru Friday 7a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9a.m. to 1 p.m.
From Longfellow Community Council Board President Marya McIntosh (May 28, 2020)
At this difficult time, the resilience and strength of our community is being tested. The death of George Floyd is a tragedy that needs an immediate response and sadly reflects ongoing issues of institutional racism. The violence last night in Longfellow resulted in damage to many of our essential businesses and loss of security in our community. Sadness, grief and anger are emotions we share collectively. Your neighborhood organization, Longfellow Community Council (LCC) will be here as we have been in the past to assist residents and businesses to maintain, rebuild and sustain the community we all love so much.
We do not have a lot of answers right now, but everything about Greater Longfellow that made a strong, connected and vibrant community two days ago will continue into the future. We are in a moment-by-moment response situation and we will do our best to keep the community informed and help to direct resources where they are needed the most.
LCC will continue to share information, encourage responses from our elected officials and support tangible projects to restore our community. We are already seeing the best of our community materialize through clean-up, assistance to our neighbors and person-to-person support. We are and will always be Longfellow Strong!