Volunteers needed for continued tornado cleanup work in Dexter Township
Dexter Township officials are looking for volunteers eager to help with the continued cleanup of debris this weekend.
Pat Kelly, Dexter Township supervisor, said they are looking for volunteers throughout the weekend to help with more cleanup efforts before debris pickup starts Monday.
The debris removal trucks will start at the Carriage Hills subdivision and will visit all affected private and public roads in the township throughout the week.
Kelly said the goal is to collect as much debris as possible to be ready for Monday's pickup.
"We’re really hoping volunteers can come put and help give that last big push," Kelly said. "It could be as simple as helping to rake someone's yard."
Anyone wanting to volunteer for debris cleanup can visit the Dexter Township Hall, which will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Volunteer groups will be staging operations and ride pooling from the township hall parking lot.
Area residents will also have access to a wood chipper located at the entrance of the Hudson Mills Golf Course on Dexter-Pinckney Road. Wood and shrub debris from any area affected by the tornado may be transported directly to the chipper for disposal.
Large garbage bins for construction debris, such as siding, shingles, gutters and insulation, will be available at the Dexter Township Hall, inside the Carriage Hills subdivision and at the corner of North Territorial and Dexter-Townhall roads. The bins are expected to be in place until Friday, April 6.
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Volunteers looking to do more than debris cleanup are encouraged to fill out a survey on the Dexter Township website where they can describe the type of help they're willing to provide. Kelly said Dexter residents looking for help will have access to the list of volunteers.
"If someone needs a certain kind of help, we can look right at the list," she said. "It helps keep everything organized. Part of our function is to exchange information with the people on the lists. We love to see volunteers and connect them with those who need help."