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KIMT NEWS 3 – “From the tornado that hit Charles City back in ’68, I was young then but I remember seeing it. It was just terrible,” said Jackie Walsh.
Jackie and three other’s are raising funds to help those in Oklahoma.
“Last Sunday night I could not sleep. I was laying awake wondering what I could do to help the folks in Oklahoma,” said Jackie.
And their not alone.
Across North Iowa and Southern Minnesota people are reaching out to lend a helping hand to the victims in Oklahoma.
“People in Moore are really in a bad position for second time in not a very long time and we just felt like we could do in our community. We want Immediate, impact that can be fast, and wouldn’t put a lot of stress on people,” said Marty Walsh with the Mason City Jaycees.
“Well I think it’s really easy for people especially in the Midwest to have seen tornado’s damage. Locally understand the pain they’re going through. And for us there is actually only Jaycee chapter in the state of Oklahoma is headquarters in Moore, so that’s just kind of an extra little connection we have,” said Walsh.
The Austin Jaycees are giving back as well.
“It is nice to be able to help out because not only are we helping them. We’re also bringing our community together to help another community out,” said Aime Klouse with the Austin Jaycees.
“It really makes you feel thankful for what we had help for a way to give back by helping somebody else,” said Klouse.
If you would like to donate to any of these you can reach Jackie Walsh for the Oklahoma Survivor Fund Raiser in Charles City at (641) 426- 6127.
For the Mason City Jaycees go to http://www.masoncityjaycees.com/
And for the Austin Jaycees go to http://austin.mnjaycees.org/