Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowans from every corner and county of our state – our families, health care workers, local store owners, farmers, seniors, and so many more – have faced unforeseen challenges and hardships as a result of this virus. But it’s often in these challenging times when the American people band together and rise to the occasion, and this pandemic is no different.

We’re seeing it all across our state. Iowans are stepping up to help Iowans.

Take Ann Kingery and Megan Hoehns for example, two teachers at Knoxville Community School District. These two Iowans noticed that some of the residents at the West Ridge Specialty Care Center might need some additional entertainment due to social distancing. So, they started an Amazon “wish list” and were able to provide games and other fun items for the residents to use during the day.

Then there’s the Dubuque Mattress Factory, whose workers are making barrier masks from mattress materials. There are the folks at the Iowa Motor Truck Association who are helping provide meals to our truck drivers all up and down I-80. And, of course, there are the men and women of the Iowa National Guard who are working around the clock to deliver medical supplies and materials across the state.

But folks, I know they’re not alone. This is Iowa, and individuals are helping one another out in a time of need. Now, I want to hear from you.

Please submit your story about ways you, your family members, your neighbor, etc. are stepping up to help each other out during these difficult times. Let’s celebrate our fellow Iowans and spread goodwill across the state. We’re going to get through this—together.

Iowans Helping Iowans

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