Dordt College News

Help, donations needed for Satterly family

October 6, 2005

If you have watched the survivor stories from Hurricane Katrina and wondered what you can do to help, an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of one family has now presented itself right here in Northwest Iowa!

Joyce Satterly and her two children, Stephany (age 20) and Matthew (age 17) arrived in Sioux Center from Pascagoula, Mississippi, a few weeks ago with their only possessions: a car and a couple of suitcases of personal belongings. They have been guests in the home of old friends, Mike and Patty Luken, and have now decided to make a new start for themselves here in Sioux Center, with Joyce transferring from a Walmart in Mississippi to the Sioux Center location.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Satterlys will be moving into the house on the Dordt College acreage (formerly the Dordt pork production facility). Dordt has donated the house for their use through June of next year.

But the house is empty, which is where you can help!

Dordt has created household gift registry for the Satterly family, listing all the items a typical family needs. If you wish to donate something, contact Cindy Groeneweg, and as donations are made, she will make checkmarks beside them on the list. Donations of gift cards or Sioux Center Chamber Bucks would also be appreciated to help this family purchase food, clothing and fuel.

Help is also needed cleaning and painting the house before they move in next week. If you and your family are willing to help this Friday or Saturday, contact the Dordt Maintenance Department at 722-6405. Your help would be very much appreciated.

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