Over the last few weeks, 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 the COVID-19 pandemic. 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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