Volunteers Needed To Help Sandbag In Clarksville, MO

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CLARKSVILLE, MO (KTVI) - Authorities in Clarksville, Missouri are asking for volunteers to help with sandbagging efforts. Volunteers are needed at least through Friday evening and possibly longer, based on conditions.

The efforts will be assessed after the 24-hour period to determine if more volunteers are needed.

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help sandbag along the Mississippi River. Anyone younger than age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For safety reasons, no one younger than age 13 is able to volunteer with this project.

You can find out more details or sign up by going online to United Way’s volunteer site.

This effort is coordinated through AmeriCorps St. Louis and United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Please note, this can be dirty work and includes heavy (especially with wet sand) lifting.

Volunteer Reception Center
108 Howard Street
Clarksville, MO, 63336

To find out if volunteer opportunities remain go online: www.unitedwaystlcares.org/stormrecovery.

Guidelines for volunteering:

  • Wear closed toe shoes
  • Wear rain gear
  • Wear warm layers

Items to bring:

  • Sturdy work boots or shoes
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves
  • Headlamp
  • It's recommended that you have an updated tetanus shot
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