McGregor Tornado Fund Already Raises $10,000

Within two days after a tornado tore through McGregor, community members 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, is currently accepting contributions from individuals and corporations. Funds will go to the City of McGregor and area nonprofits who are addressing the community’s most critical needs and providing assistance to households impacted by Wednesday night’s storms.

 

McGregor officials are still assessing the 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.

 

If you would like to donate to McGregor’s tornado fund, you can go online at dbqfoundation.org/mcgregor  or mail a check made out to “Restore McGregor 2017 Tornado Fund” to Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, 700 Locust Street, Suite 195, Dubuque, IA 52001.