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MASON CITY, Iowa - Thousands of dollars were raised at the North Iowa Event Center at the Homes for Haiti Festival on Saturday.
Volunteers built an example "Safe T Home" created and manufactured out of grain bins made by Sukup Manufacturing.
The prototype home was built to show the community what the donations from the event will eventually be going to.
Safe T Homes are one of the many ways that groups heading to Haiti on mission trips from north Iowa will rebuilding the communities still devastated after the 2010 earthquake.
Terri Pals, one of the event coordinators, explained the financial commitment of making these two trips to Haiti and the fundraiser was one way of raising the money they needed to make the trips happen.
“If we could, with Sukup Manufacturing, get up to $25- to $35,000 that would be huge,” Pals said, “a Safe T Home is $7,000 a piece to get them bought and shipped to Haiti.
Sukup Manufacturing is planning on matching up to $10,000 from the amount raised from this event and Pals believes that the auction alone will bring in $10- $15,000 for the projects.
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