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Recent floods have devastated areas of southwest Iowa and the Atlantic Rotary Club is stepping up to help. The Atlantic Rotary Club is sponsoring a drive to collect much-needed bug spray that will be delivered to the community of Sidney and distributed to residents of Fremont County.  According to Fremont County Emergency Management Director, Mike Crecelius, as the weather begins to warm, the standing water will make the bug problem worse daily; this timely donation will help residents focus on rebuilding their lives and homes.

Any contribution, from $1 to $100 will help in the purchase of the bug spray. Tim Cappel, with Cappel’s Ace Hardware in Atlantic is working with the Atlantic Rotary Club to purchase the bug spray at cost for both the repellent to put on the body and that which is to spray in yards and buildings.

Donors can go to Cappel’s to purchase the bug spray or just drop off a monetary contribution. In addition, checks can be mailed to the Atlantic Rotary Club at PO Box 82 or given to ANY Rotary Club member. With summer weather approaching soon, the club would like to deliver the first load of donated bug spray by the end of May. Deter Motor Company has graciously agreed to make the delivery to Sidney and Fremont County. Additional deliveries will be made as need, and donations, continue. Please consider donating to support our neighbors in need!