Region 7 Launches Operation: Fire Keeper

Bobbi Snethen

Bobbi hails from Madison, WI, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied journalism and strategic communication. Following a stint as a freelance reporter, she served as a public relations professional in the nonprofit sector working to enhance community service through storytelling and online engagement.

On Tuesday, June 3, straight-line winds and flash flooding swept through the Midwest with fury and we’re firing back. While initial reports suggested property damage was limited, Region 7 received a request for support from residents of McClelland, IA, who need assistance removing multiple downed trees and debris in their neighborhood.

We’re conducting a small-scale response and getting nasty with some chainsaws over the weekend. Currently, Region 7 is seeking volunteer members within 50 miles of McClelland.