The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

From northwest Iowa, with love

Hartley woman nets over $4,000 for derecho relief in central, eastern Iowa


August 20, 2020


Onica Jacobs, Andrew Richter, Austin Peterson and Kylie Wolthuizen delivered goods to derecho-ravaged communities in central and eastern Iowa last weekend. Thanks to local donations, two trailers were filled.

Onica Jacobs definitely takes her hometown's motto seriously.

The Hartley woman recently organized an effort that would make every resident in "The City With a Heart" proud. After seeing news coverage from derecho-ravaged communities in central and eastern Iowa, she decided to act.

Jacobs, 27, took to social media last week to rally donations for food, water and other goods for derecho victims. The result was a whirlwind 24-hour period that netted more than $4,000 in contributions for the cause.

"I spent Wednesday and Thursday searching for places to donate to, but I was having a hard time...

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