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Calling all carpenters

LINN COUNTY (KWWL) - The Linn Area Long Term Recovery Coalition (LALTRC) and Block by Block are working on rebuilding homes in flood affected neighborhoods. With the winter weather and the holidays upon us the flow of volunteers has come to a halt. LALTRC and Block by Block have 20 families they are trying to get into their homes by the end of the year.

LALTRC and Block by Block are putting out a call for volunteers who have carpentry skills to assist with projects in 20 homes. "The road to recovery has been long and we are just days away from completing projects in several homes. Our goal is to get these families into their homes for the holidays" says Steve Schmitz, Director of the Linn Area Long Term Recovery Coalition.

Volunteers will be working Monday through Thursday the week of Christmas and the week of New Years. "With your help, we can create new beginnings for families in 2010" says Melisa Bracht-Wagner, Volunteer Coordinator for Block by Block.

If you have carpentry skills and you are interested in giving a day or several days to help this effort contact the East Central Iowa Volunteer Center at (319) 540-4810.


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