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Volunteers Bringing Storm Debris Cleanup Relief to East Nashville

July 14, 2011

More storm clean up relief arrived in East Nashville this week, thanks to church youth from Indiana and Pennsylvania. Despite near 100-degree temperatures, the volunteers worked daily to cut up trees and remove brush and limbs left behind from storms in May of this year. A group of 48 volunteers from Geist Christian Church in Indianapolis worked in the Riverside/Rosedale Avenue area, while another group from Lutheran Hands in Harrisburg, Penn., cleared brush along Lillian Street.

Lutheran Group
Volunteers from Lutheran Hands in Harrisburg, Penn

Lillian Street Clean Up

Indianapolis Youth Group
Geist Christian Church Youth Group from Indianapolis

Indianapolis Youth Group

Indianapolis Youth Group

Youth Volunteers From Connecticut Help East Nashville

July 11, 2011

Out of state volunteers continue working in East Nashville to assist residents with storm brush and debris removal. Youth groups from Connecticut spent their post-Fourth of July holiday in the Inglewood area. More volunteers are expected this week. Clean up crews are being coordinated by Metro Beautification and Environment and the Flood Recovery Network. A huge thanks to the following youth groups and their leaders for helping our city:

  • Mystic Congregational Church UCC, Mystic, CT (16 volunteers)
  • Saugatuck Congregational Church UCC, Westport, CT (17 volunteers)
  • Ellington Congregational Church, Ellington, CT (25 volunteers)

Volunteers from Saugatuck Congregational Church UCC, Westport, C
Volunteers from Saugatuck Congregational Church UCC, Westport, CT

Members of Ellington Congregational Church, Ellington, CT
Members of Ellington Congregational Church, Ellington, CT

Texas Youth Volunteers Bring Storm Brush Cleanup Relief to Metro

workersJune 28, 2011

Members of a youth group from First United Methodist Church in Hurst, Texas are working in East Nashville neighborhoods this week removing brush and tree debris from recent storms in the area. Volunteers are loading tree limbs and stumps placed at the curb by residents into trucks and trailers, then hauling the materials to a temporary staging area at Inglewood Elementary School. Waste Management is providing a roll-off container at the school, and will coordinate with Public Works for disposal of the debris at Metro's Bordeaux Mulch Facility.

Storm brush cuttersThe volunteer effort was coordinated by the Flood Recovery Network, an organization created following the May 2010 Flood to provide assistance and resources to flood survivors. Metro residents in need of weather-related assistance may contact the FRN hotline at (651) 567-3232 to learn more about services available.

A big THANK YOU to the UMC Youth Group for bringing much-needed help to our city!