Community Betterment Donations Closing In On Matching Goal


(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Area Betterment Foundation received another gift in the form of a check for $25,000 as presented from Iowa State Bank officials. The contribution was done Tuesday during the Le Mars city council meeting following
a report by Mike Donlin, president of the Le Mars Area Betterment Foundation.
Donlin says the amount of money needed to match the $2.5 million dollar challenge grant from Wells Enterprises is rapidly closing.

Donlin says certainly several businesses have stepped up to make pledges and contributions, but he says many of the community’s residents are also donating to the Community Betterment Project fund.

Donlin says he has heard several positive comments from Le Mars residents who have stated they hope to help, and are excited about the community betterment
project. He says the comments made by representatives of the Iowa State Bank are common among Le Mars residents.