Lennox announces $500,000 donation to Marshalltown recovery

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Lennox International Inc. announced a commitment to donate $500,000 to tornado recovery efforts in Marshalltown, according to a press release.

Lennox facilities were destroyed in the July 19 tornado. The company announced plans to rebuild last week. Lennox was founded in Marshalltown and has been a part of the community for 123 years.

“Lennox was born here and this is our hometown,” said Doug Young, Lennox President and Chief Operating Officer in the release. “We have had multiple generations work for us in this factory. We are very proud to call Marshalltown home and we are committed to getting Marshalltown back on its feet as quickly as possible.”

The $500,000 donation includes the company’s commitment to match charitable contributions to the Marshalltown Area United Way made by its employees, retirees, dealers and suppliers, according to the release.

Employee donation matching

All money raised by Lennox employees for the United Way will go directly to families in the Marshalltown are, according to the release. The website: UnitedWayMarshalltown.org has a special button for the Lennox employee donations. There is another button on the United Way website so anyone can make a donation to the tornado victims’ fund.

United Way and MICA will be working together to coordinate the distribution of donated dollars – 100 percent will go to victims of the tornado, according to the release. If you have additional questions or would like to make a donation to United Way, Red Cross, Salvation Army or MICA, you can drop of checks at the office which is located at the Fisher Community Center, 709 South Center, Suite #6. The Marshalltown Area United Way can be reached by calling 641-752-4688.