UPDATE: Restore McGregor 2017 Tornado Fund Raised $10,000 in Two Days to Support Tornado Recovery Efforts

UPDATE: New information as of 4 PM CST Friday, July 21

Less than two days after a tornado tore through McGregor, Iowa, community members have already raised $10,000 through a new fund established to help victims and their families. The Restore McGregor 2017 Tornado Fund, established by the Clayton County Foundation for the Future (CCFF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD), is currently accepting contributions from individuals and corporations. Funds will be allocated to the City of McGregor and area nonprofits whose efforts actively address the most critical community needs and provide assistance to households impacted by the tornado.

McGregor officials are still assessing tornado damage and are not yet certain how many residents have been displaced. At least two historic buildings were completely destroyed, and the McGregor public library and city hall were both damaged. The city lost many trees in four of its parks as well as memorial benches and picnic tables. At least 23 businesses have been damaged, including two that may need to be torn down. Much of the downtown, including city hall, is still without power.

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CLAYTON COUNTY- The Clayton County Foundation for the Future (CCFF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD), has established the Restore McGregor 2017 Tornado Fund to help victims and their families affected by the July 19 tornado. This fund will accept contributions from individuals and corporations and will allocate those funds to the City of McGregor and area nonprofits whose efforts actively address the most critical community needs and provide assistance to households impacted by the tornado.

CCFF will partner with the City of McGregor Disaster Assistance Committee and existing nonprofit and governmental agencies within the areas affected to provide funding for the services these agencies are delivering to meet the needs of victims. If unused dollars are left in the fund after all the needs from the tornado have been met, those dollars will be kept in the Restore McGregor 2017 Tornado Fund to be used as needed in other emergency situations occurring in Clayton County.

Ways to Give

Online

Gifts can be made online with a credit or debit card at www.dbqfoundation.org/mcgregor.

In person

Those who wish to help can give in person at two Central State Bank locations:

  • Marquette Location, 205 Edgar Street, Marquette, Iowa·
  • McGregor Location, 214 Main Street, McGregor, Iowa

Donors can also give in person at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, 700 Locust Street, Dubuque, Iowa.

Via Mail

Donors can mail checks made out to “Restore McGregor 2017 Tornado Fund” to:
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, 700 Locust Street, Suite 195, Dubuque, IA 52001

The Community Foundation can accept gifts of various types including cash, check, stock gifts, and more.

For more information or assistance in making a donation, please visit our website at www.dbqfoundation.org/mcgregor, contact MJ Smith, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Director of Affiliates, at 563.880.9992, or email mj@dbqfoundation.org.

Press Contact
Hillary Baker
hillary@dbqfoundation.org
563.588.2700

About Us
Founded in 2002, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque strengthens communities and inspires giving. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Northeast Iowa by serving donors, making grants to local nonprofit organizations, and providing community leadership through convening and collaboration. Guided by the values of integrity, equity and inclusion, collaboration, excellence and innovation, we seek to ensure a vibrant and inclusive Greater Dubuque region with resources and opportunity for all.

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