Storm cleanup volunteers sought



Richmond County is seeking volunteers to clean up ice storm debris during a Volunteer Service Day on Saturday.

Volunteer Groups, like Samaritan’s Purse and Team Rubicon, have assisted in removing debris across the Augusta area, but some of the groups are preparing to go back to their homes and many people still need help, according to a Richmond County Emergency Management news release.

People are asked to first look in their own neighborhoods for neighbors who need help getting debris to the road. If help isn’t needed in the neighborhood, volunteers can meet at Pine View Baptist Church, 119 Pleasant Home Road, at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. The clean-up lasts until 4:30 p.m., but all-day participation is not required.

If anyone wishes to help but is not available on Saturday, he is encouraged to help anytime that’s available before March 15.

Volunteers are asked to wear clothes that can get dirt, bring work gloves and wear work boots if possible, bring water, a bag lunch and a camera or cell phone. Volunteers are encouraged to take photos of the efforts and submit them to the EMA by e-mail to Include the number of volunteers and the areas assisted with the photos. The EMA will recognize groups and individuals who help during clean-up efforts.


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