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Wessington Springs Tornado Relief Fund Established


WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. – Officials in Wessington Springs have established a relief fund and are finalizing a donation-reception center as the community works to recover from a devastating tornado Wednesday evening.


Any business, organization or individual wishing to help Wessington Springs residents impacted by the tornado is urged to donate to the Wessington Springs Relief fund by contacting the Red Cross. To donate, visit the Red Cross website at www.redcross.org and designate your donation for Wessington Springs or call 1-800-Red-Cross.


Cash donations designated to the Wessington Springs Relief Fund may also be dropped off at American Bank & Trust locations in Wessington Springs, Alpena, Huron, Wolsey, Miller, Huron-Walmart, Pierre, Mellette and De Smet.


Community leaders are working to establish a donation-reception center and process and are preparing a list of community needs. Once local leaders have identified what the community needs for its recovery, that list will be announced and donations will be gratefully accepted.


Mayor Melissa Mebius said the community is still very much in the process of recovery, so heavy equipment is moving through the streets, debris remains in many areas and power is still being restored in some areas. Until that part of the recovery is complete, for both public and individual safety, individuals wishing to visit the community are asked to consider delaying a trip.



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