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Update: Volunteers Needed Immediately to Sandbag in Clarksville, MO

The United Way is asking for volunteers to help sandbag along the Mississippi River through Friday night.

The Mississippi River is flooding in Clarksville, MO, and the United Way is asking for volunteers to help in laying sandbags.

See information provided by the United Way below:

Who: Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help sandbag along the Mississippi River. Anyone younger than age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For safety reasons, no one younger than age 13 is able to volunteer with this project.

When: Through April 20. (Updated)

You can find out more details or sign up by going online to United Way’s volunteer site. This effort is coordinated through AmeriCorps St. Louis and United Way of Greater St. Louis. 

What: The river level is rising quickly. People are needed to help sandbag. Please note, this can be dirty work and include heavy (especially with wet sand) lifting.

Where: A Volunteer Reception Center is set up at: 108 Howard St., Clarksville, MO, 63336

Contact: To find out if volunteer opportunities remain go online to www.unitedwaystlcares.org/stormrecovery.

Guidelines for volunteering:

  • Wear closed toe shoes
  • Wear rain gear
  • Wear warm layers

Items to bring:

  • Sturdy work boots or shoes
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves
  • Headlamp
  • It's recommended that you have an updated tetanus shot
kathy pringle April 21, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Our PRAYERS go out to you all
jerseyswamps April 22, 2013 at 08:56 AM
Do you know what FEMA is doing with your flood ins. rates? They could go up by several times what you are now paying. Check out "stopfemanow.com" and the face book page for Stop FEMA Now.

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