Parkersburg, W.Va., Donates to Parkersburg, Iowa

A firefighter walks through rubble piled along the streets after Sunday's deadly tornado demolished the southern portion of Parkersburg on Monday, May 26, 2008. (Photo by Courtney Sargent/The Gazette)


By Becky Ogann

WATERLOO (AP) - Parkersburg, West Virginia wants Iowa's Parkersburg to know it cares.

The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation of West Virginia announced on Tuesday it was donating $925 to the Tornadoes of 2008 Assistance Fund.

The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation of West Virginia says it's a small foundation, but wanted to do as much as it good to express its concerns for Parkersburg, Iowa after a deadly tornado hit the town, destroying about a third of the town.

The President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Mary Ann Burk, says she was pleasantly surprised by the donation. She says the gift is a reminder that good neighbors know no boundaries.

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