Hot Showers for Victims of Natural Disasters

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Money raised by a Colfax church helped pay for something that has helped victims of natural disasters throughout the Midwest.

Back in 2010, homes were damaged and many people in the town were without water due to severe flooding.

A church from Kentucky brought a shower trailer to Colfax allowing volunteers and residents to bathe during recovery efforts. This inspired the Colfax United Methodist Church to raise $100,000 dollars to build a shower trailer of their own.

The trailer has four stalls, a water heater, and a clothes washer and dryer.

“If you’ve ever been in someone’s basement that’s filled with muck, you’re ready for a good shower. It’s smelly, it’s messy, and it’s good to get it off,” said Duane Skidmore, a church member.

Last year, the trailer was sent to Gifford, Illinois following an EF-3 tornado.

Later this year, it will be sent to northwest Iowa to help residents who continue to clean up after flooding in the spring.