Volunteers Clean Up Toddville; Linn Residents Can Get Tree-Cutting Help

By Rick Smith, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Mike Goldberg, director of the Linn County Emergency Management Agency, said this week that he has put on hold an idea to call in state support to help clean up storm damage in hard-hit Toddville after residents and Palo contractor Mark Ralston and his crew donated time and did much of the work on July 4.

At the same time, Goldberg announced that Linn County residents now can register to have a member of a volunteer chain-saw group cut up storm-damaged and storm-downed trees.

The volunteers are members of Neighbors Across the Land, a disaster relief and recovery organization, and residents can qualify for an assessment and possible help if they are elderly, disabled or handicapped, veterans or meet low-income guidelines.

Residents are asked to call 211 to register and to find out more about the program.

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