Jasper County steps up for tornado victims

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 11:56 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013 12:04 p.m. CDT

Jasper County Executive Director Travis Padget and Iowa Speedway Assistant to Operations/Head of Credentials and Iowa Speedway Foundation Representative KayLea Zumbach pose with the back to school donations they received for the tornado victims of Moore, Okla.

The organizations have been collecting item for two weeks and have amassed 400 3-Ring binders, more than 60 back packs, ream upon reams of paper, crayons, tooth paste and tooth brushes, water bottles, markers and various other supplies.

Padget wanted to thank Hanson Directory, Vernon Company, Marsh and the various individual donors.

“Jasper County really cares and comes together,” Padget said. “When you ask, people will show up.”

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