Hamburg Pirate Youth Football Association helps Dexter Tornado Relief Fund top $125,000
Lisa Allmendinger | AnnArbor.com
Tim McDonnell, the organization's assistant treasurer and registrar, said after the group found out about the tornado, organizers contacted the local Kroger grocery store and collected bottles and cans on Saturday and Sunday and raised $2,800. With other donations, that total reached $5,000, and the youth group matched the amount raised.
The group made the donation at Monday night's Village Council meeting.
“That $2,800 means they handled 28,000 bottles and cans,” he said.
Matt LaFontaine, general manager of LaFontaine Chevrolet, who started the fund, and David Klumpp, banking officer/manager for the Dexter branch of the Chelsea State Bank, accepted the check on behalf of the relief fund.
Courtney Nicholls, assistant village manager, said that about 400 applications had been sent to homeowners affected by the tornado to apply for relief funding.
Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for AnnArbor.com. She can be reached at email@example.com. For more Dexter stories, visit our Dexter page.