Downed trees and power lines, tarp-covered roofs and piles of debris. Fear, confusion and loss. That's what many people in towns in Iowa are dealing with today.
Tornadoes swept through central Iowa on Thursday, July 19, 2018, destroying 89 homes, damaging more than 1,000 homes and businesses, and injuring 17 people. Called a "humanitarian disaster" by the American Red Cross, the tornadoes caused massive destruction in the communities of Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant.
The road to recovery
Thrivent members' hard work and generosity make a difference in communities as they begin to recover.
"The center of Marshalltown was devastated by a quick-forming EF3 tornado," says Laurie Gowdy, a Thrivent Financial representative in Melbourne, Iowa. "Thrivent members have been helping by removing fallen trees, cleaning up debris, and volunteering at distribution centers to aid people who lost homes, businesses and possessions. Thrivent members can certainly help by making personal donations, directing Choice Dollars® or by planning a Thrivent Action Team to benefit those who were underinsured or not insured because of limited resources."
Donations of time, talents and treasures are needed as families pick up the pieces and start rebuilding. Act today to deliver help and hope to the communities of Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant.
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