The fans at Saturday’s Iowa State/Kansas game in Ames donated thousands of dollars to help build new homes in Haiti. The state ag secretary and Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds manned the booth at Hilton.
“We were hoping for about $5700 and I am so, so proud to report that we raised up to almost $25,000 at the Cyclone game on Saturday,” Reynolds says. “So not only did we pull off an outstanding victory up at Ames — with the yellow towels it was a great atmosphere in Hilton, but in addition to that Iowans continue to do what they always do and that is step up and provide (for) those in need.”
Three Iowa businesses have agreed to match that $25,000. Sukup Manufacturing in Sheffield has designed homes for Haiti made with some of the same materials used in grain bins. Organizers of the fund-drive hope to raise enough money to build 48 of the homes for families who’ve been living in tents since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti two years ago.