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Miltona Lions give $11,500 to Forada Tornado Relief Fund

People who want to donate to the fund can do so at the Hometown Community Bank in Forada.

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Miltona Lions Club President Dan Shay presents a check for $11,500 to Forada Home Town Community Bank Assistant Vice President Jennifer Brezina, to be donated to the Forada Tornado Relief Fund.
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MILTONA — The Miltona Lions have made a sizable donation to the Forada Tornado Relief Fund.

On Monday, July 18, the Lions donated $11,500 to the fund.

Dan Shay, president of the Miltona Lions, said the members felt it would be a good thing to donate to a community that's going through the same thing as Miltona when it was hit by a tornado more than 50 years ago.

"We're happy we're able to do something like that," Shay said.

Shay added that the funds came through a number of projects the Lions undertake throughout the year, including charitable gambling.

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The Lions had extra funds left over this year, and felt donating to Forada would be a perfect fit.

"We said, 'What better way could we do it than help the people of Forada?' … We think it's a project that's very much needed," Shay said.

People who want to donate to the fund can do so at the Hometown Community Bank in Forada.

Cash or checks can be dropped off or mailed to the bank, c/o Forada Tornado Relief Fund, at 10635 Toby’s Avenue SE, Alexandria MN, 56308. The bank is located at the corner of County Road 4 SE and Toby’s Avenue SE in Forada.

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