Storm victims in northwest Iowa are still cleaning up from last Friday’s tornadoes.
Volunteers combed Lane and Kathy Tabke’s farm fields near Moville Wednesday. The Tabkes were hit hard by the tornado. It damaged their home, farmhouse and hog confinements.
Students from Woodbury Central helped clean up the debris and jumped at the chance to give back.
“We’re just helping out, and I think it’s great that we’re coming together and being nice people and just helping other people out who have a big workload,” says student Nikole Hytrek.
The Tabke family says they are very grateful for the number of volunteers that have helped and supported them.
Middle schoolers in Correctionville also helped a storm victim clean up after a tornado ripped apart a home there.
Nothing is left of Marie Benedix home except the foundation. Debris from the home is spread across her property.
Students from Kingsley-Pierson were eager to help clean it all up and help their community bounce back. Every sixth grader helped out with the clean-up.
Thursday it’s the high school’s turn to contribute, with students from Kingsley-Pierson and Remsen-Union’s high schools helping out on the property.