Neighbors Help Neighbors By Raising Money After Thumb Tornado
PORT AUSTIN, Michigan. – Residents of Michigan’s thumbnail passed the hat on and helped each other recover from a June tornado that destroyed dozens of properties with its 120 mph winds.
A recent fundraiser that included a silent raffle and a cornhole tournament raised around $ 10,000, the Huron Daily Tribune reported.
âWe had one person who wrote a check for $ 1,000 as a donation and other people donated $ 100,â said Patrick Foogazi, who helped organize the event.
âThere were people who came in and gave money. Even the guy who won the cornhole tournament donated the money he won to the fund, âFoogazi said.
The money was donated to the Port Austin Lions Club, which will distribute it to those in need. Dozens of properties were destroyed on June 26 by the tornado.
âWe don’t even know the extent of the need,â said Lions Club member Casey Bruce. âI know insurance companies are always working diligently to get claims addressed and we may never know the total damage. “
Original story: National Weather Service confirms tornado EF-2 hit Port Austin, Michigan on Saturday
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