North Minneapolis clean-up set for June 25
A Clean Sweep event is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 in the area of 29th – 12th avenues north from Humboldt to Xerxes.
Two hundred volunteers will be helping folks get storm debris loaded onto trucks for proper disposal. The event is set for Saturday, June 25 in two shifts:
- 8 a.m. – noon.
- noon – 4 p.m.
Volunteers will get specific meeting location information when they sign up for a volunteer shift. Volunteers must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Commit to working a four-hour shift
- Be able to lift at least 40 pounds
- Wear thick soled shoes, ideally work boots - no tennis shoes (food, work gloves, & protective eye gear will be provided).
If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected]. Be sure to include your name, phone number, email address and preferred shift. Or you can sign up by calling (612) 673-2243.
Since the devastating tornado struck north Minneapolis on May 22, thousands of volunteers, nonprofits, church groups, businesses and government agencies have pitched in to help folks recover and rebuild. One key piece of the cleanup is to get rid of the storm-related debris that the tornado left in its path.
The Clean Sweeps are the result of a collaboration of north Minneapolis neighborhoods with the support of the Pohlad Family Foundation, working with City Departments including Public Works Solid Waste & Recycling, Emergency Preparedness, and the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department.
June 22, 2011
Published Jun 22, 2011