Donation made for Ames fire victims

October 23, 2012


Greater Iowa Credit Union recently presented $1,000 to The American Red Cross in Ames. The money will be used to provide continued aid for residents impacted by a 56-unit apartment fire in Ames on July 15, which displaced 120 individuals.

"This fire had a deep impact on the Ames Community, especially the numerous Iowa State University international students who were displaced,” said Michael Adams, Greater Iowa’s vice president of marketing and public relations. “It is our hope that this donation can help these students through this difficult transition, as many were forced out of their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs.”   

The donation was approved by Greater Iowa’s corporate giving committee, which oversees the credit union’s philanthropic endeavors.

Greater Iowa Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution with more than 30,000 members and assets of more than $300 million. Greater Iowa has six branches in Ames, Des Moines, West Des Moines and Denison. For more information, visit  


Pictured are Matt Koehler, American Red Cross board member and Greater Iowa mortgage loan originator; Linda Gibbs, Greater Iowa business development specialist; Kelsey Parker, American Red Cross major gifts officer; and Tony Burke, American Red Cross chapter support officer.


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