Storm cleanup volunteers busy with today's south Augusta effort

At least three dozen volunteers turned out this morning to help clean up south Augusta storm debris, remnants of the April 10 tornado.

 

The effort was coordinated by the American Red Cross of Augusta and Habitat for Humanity.

Among the volunteers was Niko Duncan, 16, who said, "I figured it would be a great way to give back to the community because they are always giving back to me in different ways, so why not come back and pick up all the trees that fell down during that giant storm the other week.”

Niko’s parents, Rik and Elsa Duncan, of Martinez, decided to join their son in the cleanup effort.

“We heard about this on the television yesterday morning, and actually one of my mom’s employees lives on this street, so I thought it would be a good chance to come out and help those that actually help our family and help those in need,” Rik Duncan said as he hauled debris from a back yard on Gatewood Drive to a nearby dumpster.

Sarah E. Townsend, director of public relations and development for the American Red Cross of Augusta, said that the organization was pleased to see so many volunteers show up.

“The turnout has been great," she said.

 

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