STANLEY, Wis. (WEAU) – The City of Stanley is sending a “thank you” to those who provided assistance after a tornado struck the City on Dec. 15.

The City of Stanley Police Department said an amazing number of volunteers assisted in the cleanup. They said many restaurants and businesses brought hot meals for the residents, volunteers and city workers.

The City says they were overwhelmed with the generosity of surrounding communities.

They send a special thank you to the emergency response teams that came from other cities to assist, as well as other municipalities. They thank all who gave their time to help, and those who brought water, clothing, blankets, and many other necessary items. They say they are grateful for the assistance from the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Russ Bauer from Chippewa Emergency Management.