Storms batter Floyd County and Bartow County
Volunteer work is still flowing strong from the Adairsville Church of God where the Rev. Ken Coomer is helping to direct relief efforts.
Volunteers came out in force this weekend with chainsaws, machinery and a goal to clean up the piles of debris that have grown along the streets, according to Coomer.
“We’re focusing on all those little places to get picked up,” said Coomer.
Crews worked this weekend to start rebuilding homes, install new roofs and replace siding that had been damaged or stripped in the storm that packed intense wind across the city.
Coomer said volunteers have been instrumental in helping homeowners, who suffered immense damage to their property and were concerned about insurance coverage.
“We’re saving the homeowners thousands and thousands of dollars,” said Coomer.
Red Cross shelters are now closed in the city but there is a client service center in place where people can go for housing assistance on Mannings Mill Road.
In Gordon County, the service center is now closed but Red Cross volunteers are available to assist, according to Jeffrey D. Putnam, executive director of the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia.
Putnam said volunteers will continue to be present in the counties until the need is no longer there for client casework.