PARKERSBURG, I.A., June 4, 2008 – The Qwest Foundation today announced a $15,000 donation to the American Red Cross Central Iowa Chapter. The donation will go towards the Red Cross’s efforts to respond to those impacted by the Parkersburg tornado and others in need.
Thanks to the generosity of Iowans, the American Red Cross has announced that it has now met the expected costs of the northeast Iowa tornado.
"Qwest is proud to support the important work of the Red Cross Central Iowa Chapter," said Qwest President Max Phillips. "It's important for each of us to help Iowa families get back on their feet during this time of need."
The Red Cross reports to date, 23,986 meals and snacks have been served and 124 overnight stays have been provided to northeast Iowa residents. Thousands of personal care items, cleaning supplies and other items have also been distributed this week.
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The Qwest Foundation's core principle is that investing in people and communities provides lasting value for the future. The Qwest Foundation awards grants to community-based programs that generate high-impact and measurable results, focusing on pre-K through grade 12 education.