Iowa Pony Clubbers Pitch in for Twister Victims

Iowa Pony Clubbers Pitch in for Twister Victims

Spring 2008 has been the worst tornado season in decades, particularly for Iowa residents. On May 26th, a twister struck the Parkersburg area, killing at least seven people. With 205-mph winds, the tornado has been called the worst in more than 30 years.

Many Iowa families watched the destruction of their houses, barns, farm equipment and personal possessions in the recent storms. A few horses were also killed in the storms. At least two families have lost everything they owned in the terrible tornadoes.

The Silver Bits Pony Club, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, assisted by the Phelps Media Group, of Wellington, Florida, has put out a call for donations.

What items are needed?

For Humans:

Clothing for girls: sizes 10 to 16)
Clothing for boys: (sizes 4 to 10)
Riding helmets
Riding boots

For Horses:

Antibiotic creams
Bell boots
Curry combs
Fly spray
Hoof picks
Horse sheets
Lead ropes
Saddle pads
Splint boots
Vet wrap
Worming paste

Other Items:

Target gift cards
WalMart gift cards

(Donors should write “Silver Bit Pony Club” on gift cards, to ensure that the funds are directed properly.)

Worldwide, horse lovers are responding, as donations arrive daily, according to the Silver Spur Pony Club’s own blog.

Where may donations be sent?

Silver Bit Pony Club
c/o Cindy Hainline and Bridget Bryson
32110 Westbrook Rd.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613 USA

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1 comment:

  1. I have a few friends who were in the area, one friend was out of town and her children were there when the twister hit. It was very frightening for all, but thankfully, none of them were in the death toll.

    Thank you for this information. :)