MINNEAPOLIS -- Volunteer clean-up workers fanned out across the tornado-devastated portions of North Minneapolis on Monday. Many of the free workers were coordinated by the faith-based Urban Homeworks group.
"Today, I think we have 8-10 crews out there, that are 20-25 in each. And then a few more 'bouncing around.' And then, we are going to have 3-4-500 tomorrow (Tuesday) maybe," said Chad Schwitters, Executive Director of Urban Homeworks.
The group normally is in the housing relief business, trying to keep residents in their homes. On Monday, they found themselves in the disaster relief business. One note on social media resulted in a flood of volunteers from associated organizations around the area.
Meanwhile, the City of Minneapolis has reported there would be no curfew on Monday night and debris collections are to begin on Wednesday. Many of the volunteers are cutting and dragging down limbs to the city's boulevards for pickup.
Those wishing to help the victims of Sunday's twister are urged to send money, not goods. The City asks people to donate to the Minneapolis Foundation at www.GiveMn.org. or the Red Cross. Funds donated to the Minneapolis Foundation will be split between Urban Homeworks and the Northside Home Fund.
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