Following the derecho that tore through Iowa on Aug. 10, students from Union College‘s International Rescue and Relief program joined volunteers from Gideon Rescue Company, a disaster relief organization started by IRR graduates, for a week of cleanup efforts in Belle Plaine and other area communities impacted by the storm. In the video above, hear from IRR students about their experiences, as well as from residents whose lives were forever changed both by the storm and by the help they received.