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Volunteers needed for tornado clean up

Georgia Volunteer Saturday is May 7 The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, the Georgia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and Americorps Georgia are seeking volunteers to help the cleanup efforts following an outbreak of deadly tornadoes that killed 15 Georgians and injured 115 and damaged more than 2,000 homes, according to preliminary damage assessments. ԬGeorgia Volunteer Saturday will be held Saturday, May 7. People should come prepared to remove debris, rake yards, chainsaw trees and assist with general clean up efforts. Be sure to wear work clothes and sturdy gloves and bring tools such as chainsaws, hammers, hats and goggles, in addition to plenty of sunscreen, food and water. ԬVolunteers may check in at 8 a.m. for assignments at the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce at 100 Commerce Place, Barnesville.

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