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Initiative Foundation sets up donation website

Caring neighbors in Minnesota and beyond are now able to immediately help the residents of Wadena pick up the pieces after the devastating June 17 tornado.

The Initiative Foundation, in partnership with the city of Wadena and the Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank, will accept donations and administer the online Wadena Tornado Relief Fund. The Initiative Foundation and West Central Initiative will match the first $12,500 in online donations at Donors should click on the "Wadena Tornado Relief" link.

One hundred percent of tax-deductible donations will go to the city of Wadena to meet the needs of impacted families and help with volunteers and clean-up efforts., a Minnesota-based nonprofit giving portal, also allows donors to share the giving opportunity through Facebook and other social media sites. Donation checks may also be mailed to: Wadena Tornado Relief Fund, c/o Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 152, Wadena, MN 56482