Monday, March 17, 2008

Hands on Atlanta to Coordinate and Dispatch Volunteers to Vine City, Old Fourth Ward, Cabbagetown and East Atlanta Today

Hands On Atlanta, a local non-profit volunteer organization, will dispatch 28 volunteers to Vine City and East Atlanta today to assist residents in the recovery efforts.

The group of volunteers is meeting today in the parking of Mt. Gillard Missionary Baptist Church located at 561 Spencer St NW starting at noon.

Workers will be dispatched in the Vine City community to severely impacted properties including:

Two homes located on Vine Street near the intersection of Vine and Thurmond Street
Homes directly across from Kennedy Middle School at 225 James P. Brawley Drive
A home on the 200 block of Sunset Avenue

“The work today is focusing debris removal and waterproofing houses,” said Tracy Hoover, executive director for Hands on Atlanta.

Hands On Atlanta is also working with The Home Depot to get supplies where they are needed. On Saturday morning Home Depot delivered supplies to Cabbagetown and two truckloads of supplies were delivered today to Vine City, Hoover said.

Residents across the city are recovering after Friday’s tornado left a path of destruction starting from Vine City to the west, through the Fairlie-Poplar neighborhood, along historic Sweet Auburn/Edgewood Avenue, before hopping southeast to Cabbagetown.

The destruction was coupled by severe weather again on Saturday.

Clean-up efforts are continuing across the city from the Old Fourth Ward to Cabbagetown, Vine City to East Atlanta. Many homes in the impacted areas have been damaged. The Red Cross (1-866-RC-HELPS) is assisting families that have been displaced.

Hands on Atlanta volunteers will also be at 1393 and 1427 Glenwood Avenue today and tomorrow. Both houses suffered severe damage due to fallen trees.

The agency is also working to coordinate volunteer clean-up efforts in the areas impacted by the tornado and severe weather. For more information on how to volunteer, please go to

For more information on Hands on Atlanta’s recovery efforts today and throughout the week call Tracy Hoover, executive director for Hands on Atlanta at 404-226-5669.

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