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Willie Ray Fairley honored as 'Outstanding Individual Philanthropist'

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) - Willie Ray Fairley has been announced this year's Outstanding Individual Philanthropist, an award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Eastern Iowa Chapter on October 4th.

Willie helped feed numerous people in Cedar Rapids after the derecho and he also took a team to Texas to help people after the winter storm earlier this year.

Recently, Willie was in Louisiana to feed people recovering from Hurricane Ida. An event to celebrate Willie and the other AFP nominees is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center on November 16th.

Details about the event and a list of the AFP honorees can be found on the AFP website.