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Volunteers sought for tornado relief work

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

WALNUT – A 56-passenger bus will leave Walnut at 7 a.m. Monday for Washington to help tornado victims clean up after the storm.

The bus will leave from Citizens First State Bank, 105 N. Main St. Volunteers 18 and older are needed. They should bring their own rakes and shovels and wear long pants and hard-soled shoes.

Workers will be supervised by coordinators in Washington. Volunteers with backhoes can follow the bus. Cash donations will be accepted.

All money above expenses will be donated through the Red Cross and local disaster recovery efforts in Washington.

To donate or to reserve space on the bus, call Don or Sandy Watson at 815-379-2505 or 815-228-1566.

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