Volunteers needed Saturday for cleanup

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TUPELO – The United Way is calling all volunteers to help with tornado cleanup Saturday.

Volunteer stations will be set up at St. Luke United Methodist Church, North Veterans Boulevard and Auburn Baptist Church from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers can sign in, log their time and get an assignment of properties that need work.

Volunteers with chain saws and heavier equipment are especially needed. Rakes and other yard equipment can be put to work, too.

For safety, volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and have the appropriate safety equipment such as work gloves, eye protection, masks and hearing protection. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended, along with sunscreen and water.

Volunteers are asked not to bring children under 12 into work areas.

Call (662) 687-2735.