Fat Andy Helps to Raise Money for Parkersburg, IA

After reading through dozens of websites dedicated to the Parkersburg tornado, Authentic Records’s artist Fat Andy decided to do their part to help out the small, Iowa town. Parkersburg is a track written and recorded to help raise money for the Community Memorial Site for the Tornado Victims of Parkersburg. If you would like to donate please go to Authentic Records online and purchase the track at whatever price you wish. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

“At 4:59pm, May 25, 2008, a category EF5 tornado tore through the town of Parkersburg, IA destroying hundreds of homes, many businesses, and taking 8 lives including 2 from local New Hartford, IA. It was a miracle that more lives were not lost that day. Since then, the rebuilding of the town has been incredible with help from all over the nation. Memorial Day Weekend 2009 is our Renewal with Remembrance Weekend to not only remember our brave soldiers of the USA, but also for the soldiering on of a town coming back from destruction like few have seen in small town farm country.”
After reading through a lot of websites dedicated to Parkersburg and the tornado, a lot of money has been raised for Miracle Park, the swimming pool, play grounds and tree replacement ($250,000). However, they are trying to raise money for a memorial site for the 8 people killed in the tornado. They have applied for a grant with the state for funding of this project but, as of right now, have not heard anymore about the funding. They are currently looking for land to build this memorial park but without funding, the project is moving very slow. They are currently calling the project the Community Memorial Site for the Tornado Victims. The plan is for a park-like atmosphere with trees, landscaping, benches and a memorial for the victims that were killed that day.

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