Iowa Station Raises $325,000 for Tornado Relief

KWWL-TV, the Quincy-owned NBC affiliate in Waterloo, Iowa, along with the local Red Cross chapter, raised more than $325,000 in a single day to help people affected by tornadoes that hit the community of Parkersburg in late May, according to TVNewsDay. A total of $315,000 had come in by the end of the station“s 10 p.m. newscast, but that did not include the money generated through the

The station also set up walk-in and drive-through donation centers. Contributions poured in from all over the country, including from a fundraiser in Parkersburg, W.Va.

The May 25 storm killed seven people and destroyed around 350 homes and damaged another 100. It was said to be the strongest to hit the state in 32 years, with winds up to 205 miles per hour.