Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Flood of 2008

Last summer, the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids cooridor was largely effected by the flooding of the Iowa River and Cedar River, devastating many lives. We've come a long way in one year, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

The Iowa City Junior Service League has become a prominent figure in assisting women and children related projects in the Iowa City-Coralville area, and felt that it was necessary to do something relevant that can help our community rebuild.

This past spring, Michael Lensing was so kind to share the idea of this fundraiser with us. In addtion to the struggle with the flood, the nation is in the middle of a deep recession. ReNEWvenation embodies the things we need to do right now: reuse, recycle, restore. We can be creative in the ways we go about it, and give inspiration at the same time.

This fundraiser will take place October 24th and 25th, in the flood affected areas of Idylwild subdivision. Mark your calendars to see how two rejuvenated condos can showcase items that fit this theme by being something restored or created with sustainable materials.

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