LETTER: United Way says thanks

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We would like to thank the community for their volunteer efforts in the aftermath of the tornado June 17.

The United Way of Mower County coordinated 137 volunteers to assist nine families affected by the storm. Volunteers helped cut down and remove fallen trees in neighborhoods located around Todd Park and the Hormel Nature Center and helped with clean up at the George Morris farm, devastated by the tornado. Thank you to Father Joe Fogal and his group of volunteers, Nebraska Christian College and their singing students, and the average citizen who came forward with a desire to help.

In addition to the many volunteers area businesses contributed as well. Home Depot, Chris Fisher Tree Removal of Willmar, Twix Construction, Wangen Excavating and Morreim Drainage, Inc. all donated supplies, equipment and their time as part of this clean up effort.

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Thank you to the Salvation Army and Mower County Chapter of the American Red Cross for their help in providing food and water for volunteers.

The work of many hands helped alleviate some of the burden these families were experiencing.

We thank them and every volunteer who lent a hand to help their neighbors. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. That’s what it means to Live United.


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