Grateful for caring community

This letter is to say thank you to all the volunteers who helped us plant trees this spring in Riverview, Anson, Little League and Bicentennial Parks, and on our street terraces. We lost more than 700 trees in our parks during the 2018 tornado and the derecho of 2020.

Volunteers came from local businesses, organizations, clubs, schools — Mechdyne, JBS, Hv-Vee, Emerson, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Garden Club, Master Gardeners, United Bank and Trust, Great Northern Bank, GNB Bank, RACOM, Marshalltown Police Department and students from West Marshall School Step Program, M.C.C. and Grinnell College. In addition, there were many individual volunteers who helped make this project a success. Altogether there were 81 volunteers who planted 103 trees.

Also, we wish to express our appreciation for the monetary donations and grants received from the following organizations — Lennox Industries, Unitarian Fellowship, Community Foundation of Marshall County, Alliant Energy Branching Out Grant, Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation, Students Teaching Empowering Philanthropy, Arbor Day Foundation, Midland Concrete, Marshalltown High School Alumni as well as individual donors.

Donated funds will be used to replant trees in parks and on terrace areas for the enjoyment of future generations. We are so grateful that Marshalltown is such a caring community.


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