Where to donate to aid Marshalltown tornado victims

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Here is where you can donate resources to those affected by the Marshalltown tornado.

MARSHALLTOWN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

The Marshalltown Central Business District is collecting donations for the recovery of buildings, businesses and homes in the downtown district. Fund allocation will be decided once things settle down and the need is assessed, the MCBD said in a release.

The MCBD said they would put your funding toward recovery and repair efforts and not toward programs of MCBD. Checks can be made out to Marshalltown Main Street Partnership and delivered to the Main Street Office, and put “Downtown District Tornado Recovery” in the memo.

Contact MCBD director Jenny Etter, director@marshalltownmainstreet.org, or MCBD board president Nate McCormick, Nathan.McCormick@emerson.com, with questions. Online donation link: https://donorbox.org/recovery-support-for-downtown-business-district.

MID-IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION

Mid-Iowa Community Action has also set up a fund where people can make donations to aid families affected by the tornado. People can donate at www.micaonline.org, where the pop up will direct you to the methods of donation. All funds MICA receives will be used to directly assist families in Marshalltown who have been affected for uninsured losses.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MARSHALL COUNTY

The Community Foundation of Marshall County established a “Rebuild Marshalltown Fund.”

“The Marshall County Community Foundation is dedicated to helping people help their community. During this trying time, we have seen the power of this mission in action as our community has come together to help our neighbors in need,” ‏said Community Foundation Executive Director, Dylan Does. “While this outpouring of support is humbling, we know the needs of the community will be substantial and ongoing.

“Gifts to the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund will be used for the significant rebuilding that lies ahead. Our community will desperately need support to regain the tragic losses we’ve incurred and thanks to gifts to this fund, support will be here to make investments where it is most needed.”

Donations can be made at www.desmoinesfoundation.org/rebuildmarshalltown or checks can be mailed to: The Community Foundation of Marshall County, 11 N. First Ave., Marshalltown, IA. 50158

‏If you have any questions, you can contact Dylan Does, Community Foundation of Marshall County Director, at cfmarshallco@gmail.com. www.cfmarshallco.org

MARSHALLTOWN AREA UNITED WAY

The Marshalltown Area United Way is accepting donations for victims with 100 percent going to the families, said Executive Director Nancy Steveson.

Donate at www.unitedwaymarshalltown.org. With questions, call 641-752-4688 or toll free 866-469-2211.