You really don't know how much joy and benefit a tree can bring until you lose it, and many of us felt that multiple times over after the storm that hit Eastern Iowa on August 10, 2020. According to CBS2 Iowa's News Now, the second-round of a fundraiser intended to fill that void and also support the work of a vital local organization for kids is underway now.

Families Helping Families of Iowa (FHF) held a fundraiser for their organization last fall that was so successful, they are launching it again. It's a chance for you to also replace and replant trees you lost in the storm.

The trees are Iowa-grown, according to Melissa Carlson, who is the Executive Director of Families Helping Families. She says the organization is working with a local farmer on the project.

Families Helping Families of Iowa describes itself as a local non-profit grassroots organization, a 501c(3) whose vision is to "raise awareness and provide access to basic need items and resources for children in foster care throughout the state of Iowa."

Learn more about the organization here.

As for the tree sale, FHF's fundraiser will offer maples that are 3 inches in diameter and are between 16-18 feet tall with an evergreen option also available.

Delivery and planting will be available for an extra fee.

An easy way to have your tree order placed and set aside at $50-350 depending on the variety you choose, is to reserve it at FHF's website now through April 15.

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