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Many giving flood damaged appliances to Waterloo VFW

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Cleanup still underway from the horrific flooding just a month ago.

One Waterloo organization is giving back, by taking scrap metal.

The Waterloo Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is in need of money. They need around $4,000 to stay open this upcoming winter season. 

As a fundraiser, they started a scrap metal drive the beginning of this month. 

At first, they thought the drive would last just one week. But they were surprised.

"We started out with one dumpster, but we filled that up in less than a week. We got the big red dumpster again, and then filled that up. No we're on our third load," David Bobis says. 

Many people are donating to the scrap metal drive after their belongings were damaged in the 2016 floods. 

While many are giving, some are taking. 

"We've actually caught people climbing in the dumpsters, and trying to steal things out. We had to call police," Bobis says. 

With all the attention the drive has been getting, the VFW decided to extend the deadline until next Friday, October 28th. 

You can drop off your scrap metal at the VFW or they can help pick it up. 

All the metal goes to A-Line Iron And Metals, where it will be recycled. 

You can also donate money to the VFW. You can go to any Veridian and say you'd like to give to the VFW Benefit Account. 

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