Where to donate to aid victims of tornado

TIMES-REPUBLICAN

Here is how you can donate money to help those affected by the Marshalltown tornado.

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 has also set up a fund where people can make donations to aid families affected by the tornado. People can donate at https://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.