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Nonprofit “Exhausted and Defeated” after devastating storm hits them for third time in 16 months

SPRINGVILLE, Iowa (KCRG) – Wednesday’s storm caused extensive damage statewide, including a nonprofit in Linn County

Hercules’ Haven, a nonprofit that specializes in hosting abused, neglected and unwanted farm animals, reported that for the third time in 16 months, they suffered severe storm damage.

A spokesperson said the following in a statement:

“No one slept on the farm last night. We knew a storm was coming; we knew it could be bad. We worked all afternoon protecting the farm as best we could. All residents have been safely confined.

During one of our overnight barn checks, we discovered that the Big Barn doors were starting to tear in the straight line winds. The fence had been removed by the porta pot which was thrown into the pasture of the cows. Most of the damage was to the shelter of the cow. It had suffered serious damage during the last storm and on November 16 we had just announced that the building was FINALLY repaired. This building is now a total loss.

We feel a deep sense of hopelessness and sadness. The Sanctuary has endured 3 devastating storms in just 16 months. We desperately needed a break from the storms, but it didn’t come. We are exhausted and defeated … “

Hercules Haven was happy to report that all of the animals were safe from the storm and that they appreciated the kind words people sent them.

If you would like to donate or help with the cleanup effort, you can click on the link here.

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