C.R.I.S.P. (Community Resources in Service to People) a local non profit organization, recently received a generous contribution from the Factory Outlet Fireworks store. 

A donation to C.R.I.S.P.

C.R.I.S.P Director Amy Nolan accepts a check from Tony Wenck, owner of Factory Outlet Fireworks. Wenck donated a portion of the proceeds from this past summer’s firework sales to the local non-profit organization. In receiving the check, Nolan commented that it was just the right size to accommodate social distancing.

Owner Tony Wenck, who has always had a sense of community, presented C.R.I.S.P. Director Amy Nolan with a check for $5,000, which was a portion of the proceeds received through firework sales this past summer. As customers shopped for their favorite fireworks from June 1 through July 8, their purchases also benefited the non-profit.

While accepting the check, Nolan voiced her appreciation for all of the support her organization has received from the community. An advocate for shopping local, Wenck also communicated his appreciation for the town’s support of his business. In the last few years, proceeds from his firework sales have allowed him to donate funds to Matura/Multi-Purpose Center and helped in purchasing defibrillators for use by the local fire department.

C.R.I.S.P. oversees multiple projects which benefit children and families in the Madison County Community, including SchoolSupplies4 Kids, Christmas4Kids and resource matching for urgent needs and housing stabilization. Donations of cash and checks are continually accepted, and pledge donations can be made through the United Way of Central Iowa. 

The C.R.I.S.P. office is located at First Presbyterian Church (210 W. Green St.) in Winterset. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday through Thursday. More information is available by calling 515-462-9400.

Managing editor at the Madisonian.