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Iowa 4-H Foundation Dedicates Tornado Safe Room at Iowa 4-H Center


Ames, IA-- In 2008, a deadly tornado struck a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa. In response to that tragedy, the Iowa 4-H Foundation committed to constructing a tornado safe room at the Iowa 4-H Center in Madrid to protect campers in the event of severe weather. The facility was officially dedicated on July 1 following the completion of construction this past fall. 4-H supporters came together to celebrate this space and experience camp at the Iowa 4-H Center.

4-H members raise over $25,000 for Iowa 4-H; Wright County smashes record


AMES, Iowa – At the direction of the 2013-2014 4-H State Council, 354 4-H clubs representing 81 counties participated in the Iowa 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign - the longest-running and the largest fundraising campaign conducted by 4-H members for 4-H members. This year’s campaign raised $25,642.70 to support Iowa 4-H youth programs and activities. $1,013.14 of this year’s campaign funds will help complete the tornado safe room at the Iowa 4-H Center. The remaining funds from the campaign will fund state events such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, operation costs of the 2014-2015 State Council, and fund financial assistance to help 4-H families with state program fees and 4-H camp fees at the Iowa 4-H Center.

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