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Volunteers clean-up North Cedar

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by Danielle Wagner

CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) Raking leaves and picking up left over flood debris. That's how dozens of volunteers spent their Saturday.

The clean up in North Cedar and Waterloo was organized by the Waterloo and Cedar Falls Rotary Clubs.

"We know a lot of people care about their cities and want to try to do something to help out and this allows them to do that," said Sue Beach with the Cedar Falls Rotary.

Organizers thought one big clean-up day could make a big dent in recovery efforts after the flood in 2008.

"When you're out here doing it, it really puts it in perspective how the people flooded got through this. It's just amazing, so if we can help a tiny bit, great," said Patty Achey Cutts.

Besides the Rotary Clubs, numerous other groups helped out including 30 volunteers with the National Civilian Community Corps, which is part of AmeriCorps.

"I think we joined the program, it's a 10 month program, because we're all interested in service and we love trying to make a difference in the communities that may need that help," said Alissa Marchant.

"Rotary's motto is service above self and we're obviously trying to do that," said Beach.

The Rotary hopes to hold an annual clean-up day in various neighborhoods each year.

 

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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