If you have been following the news of the tornados that hit several states Friday/Saturday night, you may be thinking about what it was like here in Marshalltown three years ago. We know what "our" tornado did to up-end lives and livelihoods. The recent tornados were orders of magnitude worse. In Marshalltown there were no deaths in the immediate aftermath. In the areas hit by this tornado outbreak they are still counting the dead. We don't know where this fits in God's plan, but we feel the need to do something to help. After the 2018 tornado many people, local and from afar, stepped up in so many ways to help us. Jake Rowley and his "Dream Team" did a lot to help others, and with a lot of community support, they helped after flooding in Nebraska. They are helping again. Continue reading to see how you can help them.
First Presbyterian Church, Mayfield, Kentucky, December 13, 2021 (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
Another option is to give through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Gifts can be made online at pcusa.org/DT21, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check using the below reply device. You can also text PDA to 41444 to donate.
Jake Rowley Facebook post, December 14, 2021, 1 PM
We want to extend a huge thank you to WHO 13 News for covering our team. The last 24 hours have been huge for our efforts and we want to thank each and every donor, media source, and community member that has taken time to get our story out there and push this effort to the next level! We do have a few announcements to make today we have added a 3rd drop off location in Marshalltown for supply item drop offs, items on the supply list can now also be dropped Thrifty Buzzarr located in the Marshalltown Mall conveniently located next to planet fitness! We also want to extend a huge thank you to GoldenLand Asian Food Market as they did make a $2,000 donation! We love working with local businesses on our efforts and it means the world to not only those effected but to our team as well!
Updated drop off locations:
Jeff Linton-State Farm Agent office at 207 E Church street from 8:30-5:00 each day. Supply donations as well as monetary donations can be made at this location.
Exterior + + office at 1304 Iowa Ave Donations can be made here anytime by appointment please contact Lake Sulc at 844-261-6111 or Jacob Rowley at 641-750-9581 to schedule a time to drop off donations
Thrifty Buzzarr located I the Marshalltown Mall right next to planet fitness supply items can be dropped here from 9-5 each day.
Monetary donations can be made to help with acute needs we observe upon arrival as well as cost of operation of heavy equipment during clean up to the following PayPal address
Once again we want to thank each and every community member that has stpeed up to make this effort what it has become! There is no possible way we could do this without your support Thank you and God bless!
Any questions about our efforts or how you can donate? Please contact me at 641-750-9581