Warm weather leads to productive day of debris removal

By Audrey Wise

December 28, 2013 Updated Dec 29, 2013 at 12:10 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill -- Saturday's warmer weather makes for a productive day for those working in the tornado-damaged areas of Washington.

A group of about 40 volunteers from Knox Presbyterian Church in Naperville spent Friday and Saturday helping with debris removal.

They first came two weeks ago and said in this weather much more can be done.

Rev. Clint Roberts said, "We think this was a heaven-sent day because it's warm and it's beginning to thaw and it's giving us a chance to do some of this debris a little more easily than if it were frozen and solid."

Members have also served in tornado ravaged Joplin, Missouri.