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Volunteers needed for Waterloo flood clean-up

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is looking for volunteers to help with flood clean-up following last week's flash flooding.

Volunteers will help with removing items from lower levels of homes, tearing out and removing wet and soiled carpets and flooring, and bleaching, scrubbing and sanitizing floors and walls and hauling items to dump.

Volunteers should be at least 14-years old.

"This is a time to get others involved in their community, and to serve with people of all ages and backgrounds," said Lauren Pelleymounter, director of the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, which coordinates this service. "The best way for people to learn about their community is to get personally involved."

Anyone who needs assistance should call 2-1-1.

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley will match those individuals in need with volunteers.

2-1-1 received 449 calls from around the Cedar Valley following last week's flash floods.

2-1-1 is a service provided by the United Way that connects people with live information and referral specialists who can help navigate complex systems of human services.

2-1-1 has helped people access to information about job training, educational resources, housing, food assistance, senior services and caregiver resources.

Please contact Lauren Pelleymounter at the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at 272-2087 if you are interested in volunteering. 

You can find other opportunities to volunteer by www.vccv.org or calling 1-800-Volunteer.

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