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Proud of people who help

April 27, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

On April 14 many areas in the Midwest experienced horrifying weather conditions. The tornadoes uprooted trees and ripped roofs off of houses with ease.

Where I live in Iowa, all we experienced was rain, lightning and thunder. Nothing too major happened here. I realize others were not so lucky, but I know that other Iowans, as well as others across the Midwest, will band together to help those devastated by the storms. When the tornado hit Parkersburg, eager volunteers gathered to clean up and restore a sense of normalcy for the shocked townspeople. Joplin, Mo., is another good example. People lost their pets, homes, possessions, and even some lost a family member. When word hit of the storm, volunteers flocked to Joplin to help.

As far as I know, I do not think anyone has died from the storms on April 14, but a lot of residents have to adjust to the loss that they have experienced. Cleanup will take some time, but I am confident that volunteers and helpers will never be in short supply.

I just want to say thank you to all of the volunteers and organizations that come in and help the devastated areas.

I am proud to be part of a state that makes its people a top priority.

Joe'll Kohlhaas

West Bend



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