Tragedy hits Williams’ farm

Lauren Kleyer-Staff Writer

Junior Cody Williams’ family farm was hit by a tornado Friday, Oct. 4 in Bronson, Iowa.

“It’s devastating to see that everything is gone. There’s not a building standing,” said Mike Schouten, Ag Stewardship Center Steward, who went to help the family clean up on Sunday afternoon.  He said that the house and grain bin were damaged but still standing.  The barn, machine shed, garage, and other outbuildings were destroyed.

“It was quiet and fast,” said Williams of the twister. Williams said that many people from school, church, the feedlot that he works at, and the community turned out to help him and his family in this time of need.

There was also a tailgate fundraiser prior to the football game this past Saturday.  Members of the Ag Club helped serve lunch to about 350 people.

“People supported it financially very well,” said Schouten.  “Students turned out and were very generous.”

“We truly appreciate everything that the Dordt community has done,” said Williams.

“I’m impressed with the way the community turned out to help,” Schouten said.  “It’s been a blessing.”

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