Half of Washington tornado debris remains, volunteers still needed

By Beau Ebenezer

March 29, 2014 Updated Mar 29, 2014 at 10:19 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- The city of Washington is well on its way to recovery, but there is still plenty of work to do.

Because of the warmer weather, volunteers are back in full force.

Organizers said in the last week, more than 100 volunteers have helped clear debris each day.

More than half of the debris has already been removed.

"A lot of it is really small debris," said Associate Pastor with Bethany Community Church, Ben Davidson. "It is the stuff that is in between the blades of grass. We have a lot of people sitting on five gallon buckets and filling those buckets with debris. If someone says that they are not sure how they can help, we can use them on a five gallon bucket."

More than 6,000 volunteers have helped out in the relief effort.

Volunteers are still needed.

You can visit bethanycommunitychurch.org for more information.

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