Local Volunteers Pouring In To Help East Coast

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Help is pouring into the Northeast from all across the country including right here in St. Louis.  Volunteers from Americorps St. Louis packed up their van and hit the road this afternoon heading to New York City.  They are bringing along, chainsaws, trash bags, cleaning supplies and first aid equipment to help storm victims in whatever way they can.  There are twelve members on this deployment and they expect to be in the Northeast for at least a month. 

Earlier this morning about two dozen workers from Nelson Tree Service loaded up eight of their trucks and hit the road to Rhode Island.  Nelson crews are contracting with Ameren to help clear trees from downed power lines.  Missouri Task Force One is already on the ground at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey.  They deployed  this afternoon to participate in rescue operations in Flushing Queens New York.

More information on Americorps  St. Louis  http://acstl.org