Ben Sodergren-Baar and Duane Farnsworth, both of IEA Region 22, wanted to do something to aid communities that were ravaged by a tornado earlier this month.

The two appealed to the delegates gathered for the IEA meeting and, when the three-day session ended Saturday, IEA members had contributed more $6,266 for tornado relief.

The contributions will be split between the Rochelle Community Foundation and the Kirkland-Fairdale Community Foundation.