Iowa Fertilizer presents first donation to Fort Madison Family YMCA donation program




Kaitlyn Carpenter


Ft. Madison, IAToday, Iowa Fertilizer presented the Fort Madison Family YMCA with a $15,000 donation to kick off the facility’s match donation program. Iowa Fertilizer’s donation lifts the YMCA more than halfway to its goal of raising $23,000.

“The YMCA relies on donations from companies, such Iowa Fertilizer, in order to provide top notch facilities and programs to Iowans and their communities,” said Ryan Wilson, Executive Director of the Fort Madison Family YMCA. “This is just another example of how Iowa Fertilizer is making a local impact even during the construction phase.”

The Fort Madison Family YMCA’s match donation program will be allocating funds raised towards improvements and updates to the facility. In addition to equipment upgrades, the YMCA will install new flooring. The organization is dedicated to promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility to the greater Fort Madison area.

“Iowa Fertilizer is excited to aid the Fort Madison YMCA as it begins its 2014 funding project,” said Shawn Rana, President of Iowa Fertilizer. “The YMCA is a wonderful organization that is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles and enriching the lives of our communities.”

Located in Wever, Iowa Fertilizer is a $1.8 billion project that will create more than 2,500 construction jobs and employ more than 165 permanent employees when construction is complete in late 2015. Its completion will mark the first world scale natural gas-based fertilizer plant built in the United States in nearly 25 years.