Charles City Rotary Club fills up and delivers a trailer of donations to derecho victims; round 2 on Thursday

Last week, the Charles City’s Rotary Club rolled an empty trailer to the Hy-Vee parking lot to accept donations for the derecho victims in the Cedar Rapids area – in an 8 hour period, the entire trailer was filled to the brim with food, water, and essentials.  

President Ann Troge says the location was perfect for the donation trailer.


Former Rotary President Kay Winkelman says someone even generously donated $200 worth of grocery gift cards to the cause.

After the trailer and truck bed were lock-jammed with donations, the trailer was hauled down to central Iowa on Friday. Rotarian Chris Garden says emotions were flying.


The Charles City community came to the aid of other Iowan’s in such a fashion, the Rotary Club has decided to ship another trailer of donations down this week.


A round 2, one could call it:


This coming Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. the Rotarians and company will be at the south end of the Hy-Vee parking lot accepting objects and cash donations.

Again, some of the items needed:

  • Bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Canned or Boxed Goods
  • Any shelf-stable food
  • Baby wipes
  • Formula
  • Diapers
  • Toiletries
  • Large trash bags
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper towels
  • Batteries
  • Feminine products

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