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Initiative Foundation raising funds for tornado relief: Offering $10,000 matching funds

by Karin L. Nauber

If you lived in Clarissa, Eagle Bend or anywhere in Central Minnesota for that matter, during the late spring-early summer of 2022, you were no doubt affected by the storm systems that blew through the area multiple times.

The Initiative Foundation has been raising funds to help with the disaster recovery and is offering a $10,000 match to funds raised in the community.

Background (from the

Initiative Foundation site):

On May 12, straight-line winds damaged homes throughout a large swath of Todd County, and a Memorial Day EF-1 tornado tore through Eagle Bend, leaving a path of destruction affecting everything from grain bins to downtown businesses.

The tornado also roared through Eagle Valley, Germania, Moran and Staples townships, damaging more than 70 agricultural buildings and dozens of homes. The total damage estimate in Eagle Bend alone is $250,000.

Join with the Initiative Foundation and make a tax-deductible donation to the Greater Todd County Disaster Recovery Fund to support community members as they work to clean up and recover from the storms.

The Initiative Foundation will provide a $10,000 match to all funds raised. Most property owners have some level of insurance but are experiencing myriad complications, from high deductibles to insufficient coverage to significant delays in securing labor and materials for needed repairs.

Make checks payable to the Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345. Please note “Greater Todd County Disaster Recovery Fund” in the memo line.

Your generous gift will be available to support community members and business owners as they work to continue to clean up and recover.

As of January 6, 2023, a total of $654 had been raised

The fundraising will go on for one year with approximately 51 weeks remaining.


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