Watkins Tornado Relief 08 Sep 16

Through the Meeker County Tornado Relief fund, Southwest Initiative Foundation and their affiliate partner Litchfield Area Community Foundation are partnering with the Church of Anthony in Watkins to provide funds for those who suffered losses from the July 11 tornado.

In addition to the $16,000 in contributions already received, a SWIF grant of $1,500 was awarded to provide food and necessities immediately following the tornado. Other agencies involved in fundraising for the effort were the community of Watkins and Catholic Charities in cooperation with the New Ulm Diocese.

All told, over $50,000 was raised.