Restore McGregor Fund has raised $14,000

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The McGregor Achievement Club plans to sell T-shirts like this to raise money for tornado recovery.

The Restore McGregor 2017 Tornado Fund, which was established by the Clayton County Foundation for the Future to help victims and their families affected by the July 19 tornado, has already raised over $14,000, according to MJ Smith, director of affiliate foundations for the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

This fund is still accepting contributions from individuals and corporations, and will allocate those funds to the city of McGregor and area non-profits whose efforts actively address the most critical community needs and provide assistance to households impacted by the tornado.

To make a contribution, people can do so

  • Online, by using a credit or debit card at 
  • In person, by dropping donations off at the Central State Bank locations in Marquette (205 Edgar St.) and McGregor (214 Main St.) 

For more information or assistance in making a donation, please visit or contact Smith at (563) 880-9992 or

The Restore McGregor Fund isn’t the only way people can help. Here are a few others:


Go Fund Me campaign underway for INKspiration Tattoo

A Go Fund Me campaign has also been established for Crystal Scarff, owner of INKspiration Tattoo. The building, which she also lived in, was severely damaged and has now been demolished. Scarff is now working on securing a new business location. As of Tuesday morning, $2,460 had been raised.

To support the effort, go to


Volunteers can contact Cathy’s Office

Volunteers interested in helping with projects around McGregor are encouraged to contact Cathy Corpian, at Cathy’s Office, in McGregor, at (563) 873-3816. Corpian will work with the city to coordinate the projects that need to be completed.


McGregor Achievement Club holding T-shirt fundraiser

The McGregor Achievement Club plans to sell T-shirts to raise money for tornado recovery. Some T-shirts, sizes small to 3X, have already been ordered in five different colors: royal blue, charcoal, black, maroon and forest green. The T-shirts say “#McGregorStrong 2017,” and also include an image of a tornado. For those who are interested in a shirt, or would like more information about pick-up, cost or shipping, please contact an Achievement Club member: Darci Jones (563) 880-1994, Anna Jones (563) 880-1993, Kris Eulberg (563) 873-3508, Rachel Hackett (563) 873-1121, Connie Corlett (563) 873-3304 or Sara Jones (608) 412-2950.

Darci Jones said the funds raised will go toward community improvement projects, such as replacing park benches or trees.

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