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Truck Leaves for Marion, Iowa Thursday, August 27

Organizers for the local Relief for Marion, Iowa effort have announced the truck will be leaving Richland Center Thursday morning, August 27. Seal Transportation of Richland Center will deliver the items to Marion, Iowa. Anyone who would still like to donate is urged to have all items to the former Mercury Industries Building on Peebles Drive by 4:30 Wednesday, August 26. Donations may be dropped off from 7:30 to 4:30. To minimize person to person contact, you may drop items off in front of the office. Look for the sign.

The most immediate needs are for food and every day necessities like peanut butter and jelly, cereal, canned goods that have a pull tab top and granola and cereal bars. Pudding and jello cups and other items that are easy to open and do not need refrigeration will be welcome. Paper products like toilet paper, paper towels, diapers and wipes would also be helpful. Items such as work gloves, flashlights, and batteries would also be helpful in the clean-up effort. Bottled water would also be appreciated.

If you would like to make a financial contribution, checks may be made payable to Marion Chamber Foundation and mailed to the foundation at 1225 Sixth Avenue, Suite 100, Marion, Iowa, 52302. Simply note Disaster Relief Fund on your check. Volunteers to help in the clean-up effort are also welcome. If you have the time and are willing to travel call 319-447-3581.