IOWA FLOOD 2019

Heavy winter snowfall in the Northern states, along with significant Spring precipitation in the Midwest combined to cause wide-spread flooding along bodies of water, such as the Missouri River in 2019. Among the areas hit the hardest was Fremont County, Iowa. The Southwestern Iowa county was devastated by the expanding banks of the powerful river. Dozens of families were left homeless by the destructive flow of rising floodwater.  

In December, 2019, ONE FAMILY ONE PURPOSE will dispatch volunteers to Fremont County to help with the long-term restoration of property. 

The organization is in need of willing volunteers to help two Iowa families recover from the devastation. Volunteers will be serving in the area from Monday, December 2nd – Saturday, December 14th (or until completion–whatever comes first). Volunteers will be working on the repairs of two separate homes. Carpentry tools will be available but, as always, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tool-belt and general tools (hammers, tape measures, levels, etc.). If you have questions on how to be a part of the flood restoration this December, use the CONTACT US button on this website. 

We are also in need of funds to help purchase the building materials needed to serve these two families. To make a tax-deductible contribution online, click HERE. You can also mail your tax deductible contribution to ONE FAMILY ONE PURPOSE, 2755 E. County Rd 1900, Carthage IL 62321. 

Thank you for your generous support! See you in Southwest Iowa this winter!