According to Laura Mountain of Cleveland Cleanup, volunteer crews will be assigned jobs in requested areas.
Trees and debris will be cut and removed.
Connie Wright, coordinator for the Day of Service said 46 people are scheduled from area churches including the Chattanooga area Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Salvation Army will provide canteen services to workers at the affected areas, according to Wright.
Keep America Beautiful is also providing volunteers.
Work orders will be distributed to those who volunteer at the former Food Lion parking lot off APD 40.
While some of the specific details on the Day of Service are still being worked out, organizers do have several issues already addressed.
Trees that are already on the ground will be cut into appropriate lengths and moved to the road for pick-up. Materials such as roofing and siding that have remained in residents’ yards as far back as last year will also be moved toward the road by the volunteers.
“We had such a community effort on April 28, and we know that we will see that again in this community-wide project to help those who are still in need,” Wright said.
Since the storms last year and again in March, Mountain has organized and coordinated cleanup projects in several areas, beginning late last year.
She recognized the emotional and psychological toll of those in the affected storm path and began the operation to remove many of the eyesores which continue to exist.
“We are asking for anyone who will to volunteer for this Day of Service,” Mountain said.
“We saw the volunteer spirit on April 28 of last year and through 2011 into this year, and we know that there are those who still want to help where they can,” Wright said.
Wright also pointed out that there are those who may have wished to volunteer for projects in the past who were unable due to other concerns. This Day of Service will give them that opportunity to do so.
First United Methodist Church will provide daycare for parents who will be volunteering to help in the cleanup efforts.
Also, anyone wishing to volunteer heavy equipment such as stump grinders, bucket trucks, Bobcats or front-end loaders and chainsaws, can contact the organizers as well.
For additional information, contact Mountain at email@example.com or Wright at call 423-464-1849, or you may sign up to volunteer by visiting the Community Action Network website at www.cbcan.com.