MERRILL (WAOW)--The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce has established a Tornado relief fund. It's designed to help families and businesses affected by the tornado recover over the long term.
The Chamber is currently collecting donations at their office on North Center Avenue. Exact details of how the money will be used will be released once full damage assessments can be completed this week.
The goal of aid will be to address unmet needs and help people get back on their feet after losing so much. Although there is a large outpouring of support from groups like the American Red Cross now, the Chamber hopes to use money raised to sustain victims weeks, months and even years down the road when help will be needed even more.
You can make checks payable to Chamber Foundation Relief Fund and drop off or mail to: Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Avenue, Merrill, WI 54452.