On June 17, 2010 a devastating F4 tornado struck the community of Wadena. Please donate now to help residents with disaster relief efforts!

According to Wadena County sources, the tornado touched down at 5:10 p.m. and left a 10-mile path of destruction in both residential and commercial areas. (Wadena, population 4,300, is located about 45 miles west of Brainerd in central Minnesota.)

Thankfully (and amazingly), only minor injuries were reported. However, the Wadena-Deer Creek High School, Wadena Community Center, Minnesota State Community College, Wadena County Fairgrounds, the city cemetery and other areas all suffered severe damage. At least 230 homes were either damaged or destroyed.

The Initiative Foundation continues to work with Wadena and Otter Tail County leaders to develop a plan for distributing the funds via a volunteer advisory committee. We will use this site and e-mail to communicate all funding decisions as they are made.

Please know that every donated dollar is set to work as intended, but the needs are still great. 100% of all GiveMN donations will go directly to Wadena and Otter Tail County organizations to meet the needs of families, help mobilize volunteers, and advance the rebuilding efforts. THANK YOU for your continued generosity!

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Donation checks may also be mailed to:

Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank
PO Box 152, 520 South Jefferson Street
Wadena, MN 56482

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  • Phone

    877.632.9255
  • Address

    405 1st St SE
    Little Falls, MN 56345
  • EIN

    363451562