High Prairie donates $24,000 to Community Continuity Fund

Tom Antram of High Prairie United Methodist Church presenting Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine Executive Director Charla Schafer with their $24,000 donation.

MUSCATINE, Iowa – High Prairie United Methodist Church recently donated $24,000 to the Community Continuity Fund. The congregation of High Prairie United Methodist Church saw a need arising in the Muscatine community and decided to take action. Their generous gift will impact two causes.

To help meet the growing need for food for individuals and families in Muscatine and Louisa Counties, $22,000 will address food insecurity. Funds will go to food pantries to assist the most vulnerable in our communities. The Community Foundation will match this gift.

“I thought that since we had the money, it was time to share it,” Wilma Roach, High Prairie United Methodist Church Mission Chairwoman stated. “This was just one more way we could help our community and our neighboring community, Louisa County, which is just like a part of us.”

High Prairie United Methodist Church donors also saw importance in ensuring families have the resources to keep pets during these difficult times. They will donate $2,000 to a local pet food pantry, For Pet’s Sake, to help feed and foster family pets.

“Right now, with the kids home all the time . . . their lives have been so changed,” Wilma Roach said. “They get a lot of emotional support from their animals, whether it’s a gerbil, parrot, dog, or cat.”

The Community Continuity Fund supports the immediate needs of residents of Muscatine County. Each day, needs arise from interruptions in services, potential shortages in food and funding, and gaps in nutrition for food-insecure children, families, and seniors.

To donate to this fund, visit the Community Foundation’s donate page on their website, select Muscatine County Funds, and choose the Community Continuity Fund. You may also bring or send cash and checks to the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine at 208 W Second St, Ste 213, Muscatine, IA 52761. Their office remains open during normal business hours with limited staff, ensuring donor and employee safety.