(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Today marks two years since a powerful derecho caused major damage to Cedar Rapids' tree canopy, but more than $2.8 million dollars have been donated to support the ReLeaf Cedar Rapids Recovery plan.
The campaign, led by the Trees Forever organization, had previously received $10 million dollars from the city of Cedar Rapids. Donations have come in from companies including Collins Aerospace, ITC Midwest, Cargill, Hy-Vee, General Mills, and more. In the two years since the derecho, 2,470 trees have been planted in the Cedar Rapids metro area.
You can donate to the ReLeaf Cedar Rapids project through the Trees Forever website.